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Hon. William (Bill) Joseph Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations





Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook

JOHNSTON, Hon. William (Bill) Joseph, MLA
Member for Cannington
Australian Labor Party


PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE

Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Cannington (new seat) on 6 September 2008.
Re-elected 2013, 2017, 2021.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Asian Engagement; Housing; Electoral Affairs; Commerce and Industrial Relations from 17 March 2017 to 22 March 2017.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement from 22 March 2017 to 13 December 2018.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations from 13 December 2018 to 19 March 2021.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services from 19 March 2021 to 21 December 2021.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations from 21 December 2021.

Shadow Ministerial Appointments

Shadow Minister for State Development; Energy from 27 January 2012 to 9 April 2013.
Shadow Minister for State Development; Energy; Mines and Petroleum from 9 April 2013 to 26 June 2015.
Shadow Minister for State Development; Energy; Mines and Petroleum; Ports from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.

Standing Committees

Member, Economics and Industry Standing Committee from 13 November 2008 to 30 January 2013 (Deputy Chair from 26 November 2008).
Member, Public Accounts Committee from 9 May 2013 to 30 January 2017.
Member, Joint Audit Committee from 13 June 2013 to 30 January 2017.


PERSONAL

Birth

Born 11 August 1962, Canberra, ACT.
Arrived in Western Australia 1989.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Parliament

State Secretary of the Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch).


CANNINGTON - ELECTORATE PROFILE

The electorate of Cannington is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Canning and the City of Gosnells.

Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Beckenham, Bentley, Cannington, East Cannington, Ferndale, Langford, Lynwood, Parkwood, Queens Park, Welshpool and Wilson.

Enrolment - 29,108 (11 February 2021)

Area - 31 km

Further Biographical Details for Hon. William (Bill) Joseph Johnston