Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

Department of Mines 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

26/03/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record sales and jobs in WA's resources sector for 2018

24/03/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Scott Morrison must deliver for WA’s emerging battery industry

20/03/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government recruits extra WorkSafe inspectors

14/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

Onslow microgrid project Stage Two underway

6/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government launches Energy Transformation Strategy

6/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

GamePlan campaign will deliver elite level safety education

5/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

Reliable, safe Micro Power Systems for Esperance farmers

26/02/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seeking nominations for Resources Sector Awards for Excellence

22/02/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 19 of EIS co-funded drilling

21/02/2019

Johnston

Energy

WA companies to lead $8.8 million power system rollout

18/02/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Submissions for wage theft inquiry open

8/02/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government releases economic review of MRIWA

7/02/2019

Dawson; Johnston

Environment; Mines and Petroleum

WA first State to sign up to cut flaring in petroleum industry

31/01/2019

McGowan; Johnston; Kelly

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

McGowan Government launches Future Battery Industry Strategy

23/01/2019

Johnston

Industrial Relations

Inquiry into wage theft in Western Australia

21/12/2018

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government announces construction to start on WA's newest wind farm next year

18/12/2018

Johnston

Industrial Relations

McGowan Government appoints new WorkSafe Commissioner

13/12/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government assists development of new potash projects

11/12/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

McGowan Government releases subbies report

4/12/2018

Papalia; Johnston; Wyatt

Small Business; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Finance

McGowan Government to expand Project Bank Accounts in 2019

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

27/11/2018

McGowan; Johnston; Dawson

Premier; Mines and Petroleum; Environment

Government introduces strict new controls for hydraulic fracturing

27/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

State Government announces new MRIWA CEO

25/11/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Ticket scalping Bill goes to Parliament

19/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

EIS paves way for new Fraser Range discoveries

16/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Another lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

15/11/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

Asian Engagement consultation paper revealed at ASEAN Dialogue

15/11/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

State Government urges consumers to make portable pools SAFE

15/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Celebrating 130 years of geological excellence

12/11/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

McGowan Government holds first ASEAN Dialogue this week

26/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Excellence on show at WA’s resources sector awards

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

New appointments at WA Industrial Relations Commission

24/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Work Safety Awards WA 2018 winners announced

16/10/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Parliament to consider law changes to protect park home residents

12/10/2018

Johnston

Asian Engagement

New program to support job growth into the Asian region

8/10/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Success in first stage of bid for CRC

21/09/2018

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

Extra hours of Christmas retail trading for Perth shoppers

19/09/2018

Johnston; Murray

Commerce and Industrial Relations; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government progressing with anti-ticket scalping laws

13/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Six finalists announced for partnership award