Media Statements

For Portfolio: Mines and Petroleum

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

13/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Leading climate scientist and economist head net zero conference

10/06/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Response plan to bring mining approvals back on track

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

18/05/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Further $6 million to find technological solutions for WA mining

5/05/2022

Johnston; Buti

Mines and Petroleum; Aboriginal Affairs

$14.6 million to create Aboriginal Empowerment Unit

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

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

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

11/04/2022

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

WA’s record-breaking resources industry carries the nation

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

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

7/02/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government opens new EIS round with increased funds

1/02/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Second Perth mining warden appointed

21/01/2022

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum

Strong interest in geothermal energy prompts acreage release

17/01/2022

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Applications open for Mentally Healthy Workplaces Grant program

10/01/2022

Buti

Mines and Petroleum

New CEO appointed at The Perth Mint

11/12/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Mines and Petroleum; Women's Interests

New safety program for Western Australia’s FIFO workforce

8/12/2021

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Mines and Petroleum

Western Australians to benefit from battery-powered jobs of the future

24/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joe Lord Core Library expanded to support mining industry

18/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New mine extends nickel-cobalt production in Ravensthorpe

4/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum; Energy

Australia’s largest hybrid renewable microgrid officially opens

1/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Investigation into green steel begins

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

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

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

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

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

16/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Sustainable projects shortlisted for DMIRS Awards for Excellence

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

22/07/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Tesla looks to Nickel West

24/06/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

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

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

21/04/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Co-funded drilling and energy analysis grants attract strong interest

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

1/02/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

19/01/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA PhD scholarships for 2021 attracts all women researchers

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

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

4/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New diesel workplace exposure standard starts today

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

10/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Explorers show strong interest in EIS co-funded drilling

30/10/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston launches AMEC's Critical Minerals prospectus

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

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

4/09/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA Government and Austmine launch digital mining export hub

21/08/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 22 of EIS co-funded drilling

7/08/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS hits target in halving timeframe for exploration applications

4/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

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

13/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Research supports the development of new resources in the Kimberley

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

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$7 million boost to Kalgoorlie drill core library

30/06/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

FMG drives high-tech frontier

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

20/05/2020

Johnston; Kelly

Mines and Petroleum; Innovation and ICT

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

15/05/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Royalty rates for construction and industrial minerals fixed for five years

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

27/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government to offer expenditure relief for explorers

12/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Information session will brief jobseekers on new Collie jobs

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

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

11/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

11/01/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

MRIWA welcomes new chairperson

19/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lease of life for former Ellendale diamond mine

9/12/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

New rare earth plant in Kalgoorlie will create jobs and boost local economy