Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/09/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$98 million graphite processing facility planned for Rockingham

25/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record jobs and sales in WA’s resources sector

21/09/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy solutions making a difference in Derby

18/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

New MOUs ensure collaborative pathway for Muja C workers

18/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New DMIRS office opens in Collie

17/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA mineral exploration activity records five-year high

11/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions

11/09/2020

MacTiernan; Johnston

Ports; Energy

New agreement to supply Port of Esperance

4/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA Government and Austmine launch digital mining export hub

3/09/2020

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters protect and benefit WA homes

2/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Student power: Schools to transform into Virtual Power Plants as part of recovery

31/08/2020

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme

21/08/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Liberals, Nationals fail to support anti-slavery measures in WA

21/08/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 22 of EIS co-funded drilling

13/08/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

COVID-19 Response Bill passes Parliament

13/08/2020

Johnston

Energy

Consumer Grants to bolster energy sector advocacy

7/08/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS hits target in halving timeframe for exploration applications

6/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Winds to power new local manufacturing opportunities in WA

4/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Goldfields leads Schools Virtual Power Plant trial

4/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$8.2 million in COVID-19 recovery funding for resources exploration

30/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy technologies to improve power to the Kimberley

28/07/2020

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Additional funding for Clean Energy Future Fund

26/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$66.3 million renewable energy technologies boost in WA recovery

19/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

New Community Partnership program announced for regional WA

14/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

A boost to regional small business economic recovery

13/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Research supports the development of new resources in the Kimberley

11/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

Margaret River site for unique battery trial

9/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy innovation to aid conservation and cultural tourism

8/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Research identifies battery manufacturing can be established in WA

3/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government supports resources sector during COVID-19

3/07/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Government grants fund education initiatives to combat wage theft

3/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$7 million boost to Kalgoorlie drill core library

30/06/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

MyLeave changes for construction employers

30/06/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

FMG drives high-tech frontier

26/06/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Port Kennedy community battery gives power to locals

25/06/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New laws to bolster employment protections

24/06/2020

Cook; Johnston

Health; Industrial Relations

COVID-19 Response Bill to support health care workers

19/06/2020

Johnston

Energy

State Government launches South-West's first community battery

28/05/2020

Johnston; MacTiernan

Industrial Relations; Regional Development

Farm Safety Summit a success

28/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Western Australian research could unlock new gold regions

21/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration applications show strong interest in Western Australia

21/05/2020

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Energy

Western Power community battery unlocks Kalgoorlie’s solar future

20/05/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Teachers and principals accept State wages policy

20/05/2020

Johnston; Kelly

Mines and Petroleum; Innovation and ICT

$3.8 million resources export hubs to help WA recover from COVID

18/05/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes new JobKeeper flexibilities

15/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Royalty rates for construction and industrial minerals fixed for five years

11/05/2020

Johnston; MacTiernan

Industrial Relations; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government to hold urgent Farm Safety Summit

7/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New procedures to support mining industry during COVID-19

30/04/2020

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Mines and Petroleum

Fund to help develop clean energy projects in Western Australia

23/04/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mines Safety Levy to be reduced

18/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Lands; Energy

Transformation of iconic East Perth Power Station a step closer

15/04/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes pandemic leave for private sector

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