Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

4/04/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches energy roadmap

2/04/2020

Johnston

Energy

Pilbara electricity reforms pass State Parliament

27/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to offer expenditure relief for explorers

19/03/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management; Industrial Relations

McGowan Government give police immediate pay rise

16/03/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Public Sector Management

McGowan Government introduces COVID-19 leave for public sector workers

12/03/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Police Union members support wage deal, while leadership says no

12/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Information session will brief jobseekers on new Collie jobs

4/03/2020

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Action plan outlines Horizon Power pathway to reconciliation

28/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Future Battery Industry Strategy powers economic growth and jobs

26/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to cut timeframes in half for exploration applications

25/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New technology for WA’s electricity network

24/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Scholarships to transform mine maintenance

21/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 21 of EIS co-funded drilling

18/02/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Bill to be debated today

18/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New funding option for undergrounding power

11/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

10/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

State Government rolls out first community battery in Perth

11/01/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA welcomes new chairperson

9/01/2020

Johnston

Energy

Reducing carbon emissions for Esperance power

19/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lease of life for former Ellendale diamond mine

19/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New WorkCover chairperson appointed

18/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Critical upgrade to Pilbara power infrastructure to commence

17/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Future of WA energy generation starts with young talent

17/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA Police Union accepts fifth and final wages offer

9/12/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

New rare earth plant in Kalgoorlie will create jobs and boost local economy

9/12/2019

Kelly; Johnston; McGurk

Water; Energy; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Better protection for utility customers experiencing FDV

6/12/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government announces actions to combat wage theft

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Badgingarra Solar Farm officially opens

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

New appointments at State energy utilities

3/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston opens Gruyere gold mine in eastern Goldfields

29/11/2019

Johnston

Energy

New smart streetlights pilot project for WA

29/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s newest gold mine opens near Coolgardie

27/11/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New workplace safety laws tabled in Parliament

22/11/2019

Johnston; Logan

Mines and Petroleum; Emergency Services

Mining Emergency Response Competition kicks off today

22/11/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Alumina project to diversify future battery industry and create jobs

20/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Australian-first renewable energy project launches in the Goldfields

14/11/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Mines and Petroleum

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation gets green light

12/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Exploration increase a strong indicator for WA resources sector

12/11/2019

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Energy utilities and TAFE join forces to upskill WA workers

14/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Further resource potential of the Pilbara marked through new stratigraphic well

11/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Lithium royalty amendments to encourage downstream processing

10/10/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to establish new office in Collie

7/10/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Lands

Work starts on new Pinjarra depot

3/10/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy transformation delivers renewable solution to regions

2/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards winners announced

2/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mines safety message drives across WA

27/09/2019

Johnston; Tinley

Energy; Housing

Investigator releases report into electric shock of Denishar Woods

25/09/2019

Tinley; Johnston; Saffioti

Housing; Energy; Planning

Innovative housing affordability experiment launches in WA

23/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record number of Western Australians employed in mining sector

6/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Hydraulic fracturing remains banned on 98 per cent of WA

3/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Scholarships to attract world's brightest to WA

28/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

State Government details emissions policy for major projects

27/08/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Feedback wanted for WA's new Work Health and Safety regulations

24/08/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

New workplace safety laws and more safety initiatives to better protect workers

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 20 of EIS co-funded drilling

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources Sector Award winners changing the status quo

20/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New standards support successful mine closure

19/08/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

CPSU/CSA accept Government's State wages policy

16/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

Drone trial to inspect faults in regional areas

16/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches accommodation village in the Pilbara

12/08/2019

Johnston; Tinley

Mines and Petroleum; Asian Engagement

Joint venture to boost mining investment in Western Australia

5/08/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Muja Power Station in Collie to be scaled back from 2022

31/07/2019

Johnston

Energy

Government utility awarded global accreditation in procurement

30/07/2019

Johnston

Energy

Industry and Government join forces for a brighter energy future

24/07/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Inquiry into wage theft complete

18/07/2019

Johnston

Energy

Minister Johnston opens ATCO's Clean Energy Innovation Hub

17/07/2019

Johnston

Tourism

Tourism WA’s touching Ningaloo manta ray vision goes viral

11/07/2019

Johnston

Energy

Horizon Power wins a Silver in prestigious APEC awards

11/07/2019

Johnston

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA hosts Chinese language teachers from across Australia

10/07/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Funding Assistance Register to support future battery industry

10/07/2019

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Smorgasbord of culinary stars align for flagship food and wine festival

26/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Strong partnerships across Western Australia

20/06/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy Minister welcomes new Synergy board members

19/06/2019

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Training package to upskill Western Power workers

19/06/2019

Johnston

Energy

Government delivers increased renewable energy for regional WA

14/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates Rio Tinto on AutoHaul

11/06/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

State Government puts forward responsible offer to WA Police Union

7/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources projects hoping to win gold

28/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

Energy Minister welcomes new directors of Western Power

28/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

New Smart Energy Hub helps customers learn about energy

22/05/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Battery materials stand out in co-funded drilling projects

21/05/2019

Johnston; Tinley

Industrial Relations; Housing

McGowan Government temporarily defers increase to GROH rents

20/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government creates Energy Transformation Taskforce

16/05/2019

Cook; Johnston

Mental Health; Mines and Petroleum

Improving mental health at work for Western Australians

9/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

State Government to fund energy consumer advocacy activities

9/05/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Solar investment for remote communities

5/05/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Lands; Energy

East Perth Power Station redevelopment takes major step forward

2/05/2019

Johnston

Energy

WA's newest wind farm officially opens

30/04/2019

Wyatt; Johnston

Treasurer; Lands; Energy

100% renewable energy to power cutting-edge infill estate

30/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA joins CRM4EV to address growing electric vehicles market

24/04/2019

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters to unlock more efficient, safer electricity network

18/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New State Explosives Facility in Myalup officially opens

18/04/2019

Johnston

Energy

A fairer way to pay for power in Aboriginal communities

11/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Release of Final Report of Ministerial Review of State IR system

10/04/2019

McGowan; Johnston; Kelly

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

WA to host Australia's Future Battery Industries CRC

9/04/2019

Johnston; Kelly

Energy; Science

Solar cars competition ignites student interest in science

5/04/2019

Johnston

Energy

Federal Government overlooks Western Australia again

4/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Nominations open for Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards

2/04/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Johnston

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

FMG's $3.7 billion Iron Bridge project to create thousands of jobs

2/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government launches new FIFO mental health code