Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

13/12/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government assists development of new potash projects

11/12/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government releases subbies report

4/12/2018

Papalia; Johnston; Wyatt

Small Business; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Finance

McGowan Government to expand Project Bank Accounts in 2019

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

27/11/2018

McGowan; Johnston; Dawson

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Environment

Government introduces strict new controls for hydraulic fracturing

27/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

State Government announces new MRIWA CEO

25/11/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Ticket scalping Bill goes to Parliament

19/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

EIS paves way for new Fraser Range discoveries

16/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Another lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

15/11/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Asian Engagement consultation paper revealed at ASEAN Dialogue

15/11/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

State Government urges consumers to make portable pools SAFE

15/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Celebrating 130 years of geological excellence

12/11/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government holds first ASEAN Dialogue this week

26/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Excellence on show at WA’s resources sector awards

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New appointments at WA Industrial Relations Commission

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Work Safety Awards WA 2018 winners announced

16/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Parliament to consider law changes to protect park home residents

12/10/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

New program to support job growth into the Asian region

8/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Success in first stage of bid for CRC

21/09/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra hours of Christmas retail trading for Perth shoppers

19/09/2018

Johnston; Murray

Commerce and Industrial Relations; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government progressing with anti-ticket scalping laws

13/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Six finalists announced for partnership award

12/09/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bags of fun at Perth Royal Show after successful safety checks

5/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

4/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston unveils Australia's most expensive coin

25/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

State Government seeking operator to reopen Ellendale mine

24/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 18 of EIS co-funded drilling

22/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Updated FIFO code open for comment

17/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mine site leaders come together to talk safety

14/08/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government awards $403,000 to community legal centres

13/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Spotlight on safety innovation award finalists

9/08/2018

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Thousands of State Government workers to receive job security

30/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Incentive Scheme rekindles diamond exploration in the Kimberley

27/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Conservation projects vying for environmental excellence award

24/07/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government awards $50,000 grant to Tenancy WA

20/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Chelsea Football Club arrives in Perth

19/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Consortium identifies job creating opportunities and industry growth

18/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government backs WA bid for battery research centre

18/07/2018

Johnston

Transport; Planning; Lands

Coastal projects share in $1.6 million in grants funding

17/07/2018

Cook; Johnston

Deputy Premier; Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin game in Perth

15/07/2018

Murray; Johnston

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

P!nk concerts boost local economy as 6,000 tourists hit Perth

12/07/2018

Johnston

Youth

Grants engage WA young people in innovative projects

12/07/2018

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Nigella Lawson back for Margaret River Gourmet Escape

11/07/2018

Johnston

Lands

Opportunity to revitalise iconic Cottesloe landmark

10/07/2018

Johnston

Veterans Issues

Expressions of Interest sought for Veterans Advisory Council

9/07/2018

Johnston

Racing and Gaming

Community leadership drives further liquor restrictions in Pilbara

9/07/2018

Johnston

Emergency Services

Lifesaving fire crew protection will be delivered to WA firefighters

5/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Two-year funding for WA's biggest horse racing festival

4/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Direct air service between Perth and Hobart announced

2/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Tourism expert to help drive more visitors to WA

2/07/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Running towards fair fitness industry deals for WA consumers

30/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Recommendations on new Work Health and Safety laws released

29/06/2018

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Release of discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB

28/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Lithium taskforce announces first industry consortium

28/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA mineral exploration activity on the rise

27/06/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government welcomes Indonesian football team

18/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Mark Ritter’s review of WA's industrial relations system complete

18/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seismic survey to uncover the Canning Basin’s deep geology

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Bill to increase compensation for dependants passes Parliament

14/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Diving Working Group addressing hazards in occupational diving

13/06/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low-paid workers in WA

29/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Incentive scheme drives new exploration projects

25/05/2018

Murray; Johnston

Seniors and Ageing; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Prepaid funeral protections to safeguard seniors

24/05/2018

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New strategy to capitalise on once-in-a-lifetime lithium opportunity

17/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government strengthens ties with Argentina

11/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government launches Seven Golden Rules for safety

10/05/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to continue popular exploration scheme

8/05/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Cladding audit progresses as Grenfell fire anniversary approaches

4/05/2018

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New Kwinana lithium refinery to create more WA jobs

25/04/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Former union movement leader passes away

20/04/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Woodman Point

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mineral Exploration CRC receives Federal funding

29/03/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australia’s resources industry shines in 2017

26/03/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Minister Johnston travels to Indonesia to promote energy expertise

20/03/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Interim Report of the State IR system open for comment

15/03/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Community legal advocates and nature safe playgrounds win awards

23/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government opens Round 17 of EIS

23/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Improving security of payment for subcontractors gets approval

19/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Draft code targeting FIFO mental health open for comment

15/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

15/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New code helps mine sites plan for emergencies

13/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Nominations open for mining and resources Awards for Excellence

5/02/2018

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

McGowan Government welcomes women's mentoring program

2/02/2018

Papalia; Johnston

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Increased flights from Jakarta to boost tourism

2/02/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston visits Africa to cement ties

1/02/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Number of victims for Apple iTunes card scam doubles

30/01/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes report on Australia's lithium industry

23/01/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

A record one million hits for FuelWatch website

22/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

'David and Goliath' battle for Perth's cheapest fuel site for 2017

19/12/2017

McGurk; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce and Industrial Relations

Tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence

18/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Police accept State Government's wages policy

11/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New app helps drivers safely transport dangerous goods

8/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Legislative fracking ban achieved in South-West, Peel and Perth

5/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government continues to support exploration and mining

29/11/2017

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government farewells Perth exchange students

28/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New legislation to be drafted to validate mining tenements

27/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates MERC winners

25/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Emergency Response Competition commences

24/11/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

COAG Energy Council agrees to examine mine clean-up rules