Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/09/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

West Musgrave investment decision to create hundreds of jobs

21/09/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

McGowan Government responds to sexual harassment inquiry

21/09/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Mining Amendment Bill 2021 passes Upper House

21/09/2022

Quigley; Johnston

Attorney General; Corrective Services

Justice Curthoys to chair Prisoners Review Board

20/09/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Improved wages offer gives low paid workers biggest benefits

1/09/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Further support for miners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

31/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Advanced meters hit half-a-million

31/08/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Industrial Relations

Teachers to receive wage increase under new agreement

26/08/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Exploration licence decision to be examined to provide certainty

24/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Treasurer; Energy

Assessment of electricity demand to inform WA’s future network

11/08/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Smoke-free pilot to give women’s prison a fresh start

10/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Whitby

Premier; Energy; Climate Action

Major milestone for WA's EV fast charging network

10/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

$10.4 million network upgrade to improve power reliability in WA

8/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Industry-leading technology will increase renewables in the regions

5/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Installation begins on WA’s biggest battery

4/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power Chief Executive Officer appointed

2/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

Major milestone reached in Esperance Energy Transition Plan

1/08/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

EIS program continues to support mineral exploration in WA

1/08/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Western Power Chair appointed

31/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Enhanced changes to WA public sector wages policy

12/07/2022

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government supports local renewable diesel industry

11/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Battery cathode precursor production pilot plant launches in Perth

8/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Binduli North gold project in Kalgoorlie officially opens

7/07/2022

Johnston; Punch

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Government supports young regional artists and arts workers to kick-start careers

7/07/2022

Johnston

Sport and Recreation

Funding helps local communities play and participate

6/07/2022

Johnston

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium continues winning streak with international award

6/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Revelation Film Festival back to local cinemas for its silver jubilee

5/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Arts grant program record broken as $830,000 goes to 17 applicants

2/07/2022

Johnston

Culture and the Arts

Dinosaurs of Patagonia premiere at the WA Museum Boola Bardip

1/07/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA scholarship program open for 2023

1/07/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Energy

$400 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

29/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Roadmap for integrated mineral carbonation

28/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA leading the nation in standalone power technology

27/06/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Climate Action; Energy

First Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

23/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government welcomes increase for low paid workers

22/06/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

22/06/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

Major boost for workplace mental health and mines safety

21/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most technology advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara

20/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Teachers accept State Government's new bargaining agreement

18/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New State employment laws to commence on Monday

17/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Western Power continues on path towards reconciliation

15/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Two new commissioners appointed to WAIRC

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$662 million boost for Collie’s transition to secure local jobs

14/06/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

State-owned coal power stations to be retired by 2030

14/06/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA Building and Construction Consultative Committee established

13/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Leading climate scientist and economist head net zero conference

10/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

Renewable energy roadmap implementation on track

10/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Response plan to bring mining approvals back on track

9/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA’s standalone power systems reach national milestone

1/06/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Broome North Primary School first of 28 new solar schools

27/05/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Esperance now powered by almost 50 per cent renewable energy

24/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Perth Mint launches Aboriginal coin for National Reconciliation Week

20/05/2022

Cook; Johnston

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

Tianqi produces Australia’s first battery-grade lithium hydroxide

20/05/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment

Milestone for East Rockingham Waste to Energy project

18/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Further $6 million to find technological solutions for WA mining

16/05/2022

Johnston

Energy

New Chief Executive Officer appointed at Synergy

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package

6/05/2022

Johnston; MacTiernan

Energy; Hydrogen Industry

Renewable hydrogen target to be investigated for Western Australia

5/05/2022

Johnston; Buti

Mines and Petroleum; Aboriginal Affairs

$14.6 million to create Aboriginal Empowerment Unit

4/05/2022

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

4/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Successful tender announced for mining workforce safety study

4/05/2022

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations; Women's Interests

Resources workforce safety program gets $6.5 million boost

3/05/2022

MacTiernan; McGurk; Johnston; Papalia

Regional Development; Child Protection; Corrective Services; Police

$40.4 million package to tackle juvenile crime in the Kimberley

2/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

$12 million to accelerate one of the world’s largest seismic surveys

28/04/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s exploration sector continues to prosper

27/04/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Mike Reynolds appointed Corrective Services Commissioner

26/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Esperance energy transition plan secured with $10.5 million

21/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

More reliable and safe power for remote Aboriginal communities

21/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Works commence for WA’s first pumped-hydro solution

21/04/2022

Quigley; Johnston

Attorney General; Corrective Services

Former Chief Judge to lead Prisoners Review Board

20/04/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Construction begins on new rare earths plant in Western Australia

20/04/2022

Johnston; Buti

Mines and Petroleum; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal company Gee Gie awarded abandoned mines contract

19/04/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA researchers develop new technology for finding commodities

18/04/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

$25.1 million committed for Banksia Hill Detention Centre

14/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Go-time for Hilton and Shelley underground power projects

11/04/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

WA’s record-breaking resources industry carries the nation

8/04/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

6/04/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

MyLeave’s $500 million milestone for WA construction workers

1/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Agreement reached to improve electricity operations in the Pilbara

30/03/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Are you Work Health and Safety ready? New laws begin tomorrow

23/03/2022

Johnston

Energy

Christmas power review released and outage payment increased

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

11/03/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New Work Health and Safety rules to begin March 31

9/03/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Mines and Petroleum; Environment; Climate Action

Draft Bill to help WA’s resources industry reduce emissions

1/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

PhD scholarships awarded to future minerals research champions

23/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

New independent Chair for WA energy stakeholder committees

22/02/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

WA supports ratification of international modern slavery protocol

18/02/2022

Dawson; Johnston; Kelly

Emergency Services; Energy; Water

Financial relief for bushfire-affected Western Australians

17/02/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

More schools turn green with clean energy and solar

16/02/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in WA

15/02/2022

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New codes of practice tackle inappropriate work behaviours

10/02/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Preferred site identified for new Broome Regional Prison

7/02/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government opens new EIS round with increased funds

3/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Continued energy supply for Esperance homes and businesses

3/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Australian-first power solution for regional mobile tower

2/02/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Kalbarri District High School secures renewable energy future

2/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Launch of Australia’s largest connected microgrid

1/02/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Second Perth mining warden appointed

31/01/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Climate Action

Western Australia’s rapid solar evolution

31/01/2022

Johnston

Energy

Christmas 2021 power outage review begins