Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

12/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches Whole of System Plan

7/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Warradarge Wind Farm powers up

4/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

Every WA household to receive a $600 electricity bill credit

2/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Big battery to power 160,000 homes in WA and create 100 local jobs

2/10/2020

Johnston

Industrial Relations

$300,000 in grants awarded to combat wage theft

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