|The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) has thanked outgoing Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Hydrogen Industry; Industrial Relations, the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, for his service to the Western Australian sector.
Mr Johnston announced today he was stepping down from Cabinet and would not contest the next State Election in 2025.
CME Chief Executive, Rebecca Tomkinson, said Minister Johnston had delivered a range of initiatives aimed at helping the mining and resources sector to support the Western Australian economy and local communities.
“Minister Johnston has been a fervent parliamentary representative of our sector for many years and it has been a pleasure to work with him on significant industry issues,” Ms Tomkinson said.
“By way of example, yesterday’s announcement of carbon capture utilisation and storage legislation introduced to the WA Parliament is an important and clear path for emissions management as the industry moves to decarbonisation.
“Minister Johnston understands the unique role WA’s resources sector plays on the national and global stages and that’s important because our industry contributes so much to the economy.
“In WA, the minerals and energy sectors are part of our DNA, so it is a tribute to Minister Johnston that he has recognised – and fought for – the potential of this state.
“CME looks forward to continuing to work with the WA Government’s leadership team on accelerating the path to net zero,” she said.