Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Government support for progressing battery manufacture in WA

20/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration in WA continues to prosper

20/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Contractor announced for WA’s biggest battery

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Milestone for Western Power’s first disconnected microgrid

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

12/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining industry meets to accelerate net zero emissions target

10/10/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

WA resources sector’s biggest year ever powering nation through COVID

7/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Winners of 2021 Western Australian Export Awards announced

6/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; Johnston

Premier; Health; Mines and Petroleum

COVID-19 vaccine required for workers in the resources industry

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

BHP Nickel West opens Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant

1/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

WA Government welcomes Alcoa and FYI Resources joint venture

1/10/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Renewable energy scores top honours at Resources Sector Awards

15/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record year for The Perth Mint in 2020-21

9/09/2021

McGurk; Quigley; Johnston

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services; Attorney General; Corrective Services

$198 million committed to keep communities safe, strong and fair

9/09/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Energy

$750 million Climate Action Fund to drive WA's low-carbon future

8/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Additional funding to bolster minerals research

7/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources development strategy to strengthen future prosperity

3/09/2021

Johnston; Carey

Energy; Housing

Public housing solar trial saves tenants hundreds

2/09/2021

Sanderson; Johnston

Environment; Corrective Services

Ground-breaking return of native rodents to Dirk Hartog Island

1/09/2021

Cook; Johnston; Buti

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

Covalent Lithium to build new facility in Kwinana

1/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Perth Mint 2022 bullion program launches to the world

25/08/2021

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Kalgoorlie-Boulder High School launches first Virtual Power Plant

17/08/2021

Sanderson; Johnston

Environment; Climate Action; Energy

WA accelerates towards longest EV fast charging network

16/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Sustainable projects shortlisted for DMIRS Awards for Excellence

6/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Derby benefits from smart solar solutions

5/08/2021

Johnston

Corrective Services

Employment practices to be reviewed in WA prisons

5/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Horizon Power opens first Customer Experience Centre in Broome

5/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases support for mining exploration

2/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 24 of EIS co-funded resource grants

23/07/2021

Johnston

Corrective Services

Bindi Bindi unit to help prisoners spread their wings

22/07/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Tesla looks to Nickel West

14/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Energy Policy WA boosted to transform and modernise WA energy sector

13/07/2021

Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade

Businesses encouraged to enter the Western Australian Export Awards

13/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Broome to benefit from additional rooftop solar

12/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Solar system grants power the way for WA charities

1/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government delivers electricity reforms in the Pilbara

1/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Improved governance arrangements for WA’s energy sector

28/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Carlisle North celebrates transition to underground power

24/06/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA ready to lead Australia’s $7.4 billion battery industry

23/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

South Fremantle Power Station to be sold for redevelopment

18/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Onslow successfully powered by 100% renewable energy in trial

3/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Funding and new power solutions for Cyclone Seroja recovery

3/06/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Aboriginal Affairs; Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA introduces scholarships for Aboriginal postgraduates

26/05/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Funding to accelerate net zero emission mining in WA

21/05/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

South Korean investment powers up WA’s battery industry

21/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Energy Transformation Taskforce successfully concludes

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Western Australia’s biggest wind farm officially opens

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnership support for vibrant regional initiatives

15/05/2021

Johnston

Corrective Services

Prisoners mine new skills in training program

7/05/2021

MacTiernan; Johnston

Hydrogen Industry; Energy

Works begin at Australia's first regional renewable hydrogen plant

6/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Savings for Broome residents as Smart Sun pilot ends

28/04/2021

Johnston

Energy

Major milestones for Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap

21/04/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Co-funded drilling and energy analysis grants attract strong interest

19/04/2021

Johnston; Kelly

Energy; Water

Financial relief for cyclone affected Western Australians

13/04/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resource sector’s rehabilitation plans showcased in new book

1/04/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Resources jobs and sales continue to break records in WA

30/03/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s newest nickel sulphide mine officially opens

3/02/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Extended outage payment doubles for those affected by bushfire

3/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

Virtual Power Plants to become a reality in WA-first

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

1/02/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

28/01/2021

Johnston

Energy

Contracts awarded for Australia’s largest SPS rollout

27/01/2021

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New arrangements for leading the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

27/01/2021

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New Chair for Commission for Occupational Safety and Health

22/01/2021

Johnston

Energy

Changes to Western Australia’s energy sector governance

19/01/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA PhD scholarships for 2021 attracts all women researchers

19/01/2021

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

15/01/2021

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Health surveillance requirements for silica strengthened

14/01/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

New $16 million Western Power energy facility for Albany

29/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches $13 million energy scheme

23/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Expansion of Kalgoorlie core library boosts local workforce

18/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Renewable energy to power Yamarna camp and Gruyere gold mine

16/12/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Solar Schools Program launches in Goldfields-Esperance region

16/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

Innovative electricity prices pilot to harness the sun’s rays

15/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches DMIRS’ Statistics Digest

11/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New rules to fast-track construction at WA mine sites

9/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Fortescue's Eliwana mine officially opens creating 500 jobs

7/12/2020

Johnston; Tinley

Energy; Housing

WA-first $6 million worth of solar panels installed on public housing

4/12/2020

Johnston

Energy

Brighter future for Western Australians in the energy sector

4/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New diesel workplace exposure standard starts today

3/12/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Curtin University’s collapsed roof reassembled to help find answers

2/12/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government endorses national asbestos plan

2/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Two winners announced for Community Partnership Resources Sector Awards

1/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Royalty rebate scheme for lithium miners

30/11/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Future Battery Industry taskforce members named to drive industry

27/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Denham renewable hydrogen microgrid an Australian-first

24/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Western Power’s biggest depot to create 1,100 jobs

20/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Solar panels power a brighter future for WA charities

12/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

New $15 million energy hub for Peel region

10/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Explorers show strong interest in EIS co-funded drilling

10/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Funding awarded to energy consumer advocacy groups

5/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Lead contractor appointed for solar schools program

1/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$600 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

30/10/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches AMEC's Critical Minerals prospectus

27/10/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Workplace exposure standards for silica and coal dust halved

23/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Energy technology a boon for regional WA homes

22/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

19/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Minister Johnston launches sustainable home of the future

13/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Funding awarded for regional community partnerships