Minister for Energy (Western Australia)

Minister for Energy is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Bill Johnston of the Labor Party. The position was first created after the 1959 state election, for the government of David Brand, and has existed in almost every government since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Public Utilities Office (part of the Department of Finance), which oversees Western Australia's energy sector.

TitlesEdit

  • 2 April 1959 – 12 October 1971: Minister for Electricity
  • 12 October 1971 – 6 July 1972 (two ministers): Minister for Electricity and Minister for Fuel
  • 6 July 1972 – 1 April 1974: Minister for Electricity and Fuel
  • 1 April 1974 – 16 February 1993: Minister for Fuel and Energy
  • 16 February 1993 – present: Minister for Energy

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
2 April 1959 31 January 1962 Arthur Watts   Country
1 February 1962 11 April 1962 Edgar Lewis   Country
11 April 1962 3 March 1971 Crawford Nalder   Country
3 March 1971 12 October 1971 Colin Jamieson   Labor
12 October 1971 6 July 1972 Arthur Bickerton (Fuel)   Labor
Don May (Electricity)   Labor
6 July 1972 8 April 1974 Don May   Labor
8 April 1974 5 March 1980 Andrew Mensaros   Liberal
5 March 1980 25 February 1983 Peter Jones   National Country
25 February 1983 23 December 1983 Peter Dowding   Labor
1983–1989: no separate minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Minerals and Energy
28 February 1989 5 February 1991 Jeff Carr   Labor
5 February 1991 16 February 1993 Geoff Gallop   Labor
16 February 1993 16 February 2001 Colin Barnett   Liberal
16 February 2001 10 March 2005 Eric Ripper   Labor
10 March 2005 3 February 2006 Alan Carpenter   Labor
3 February 2006 23 September 2008 Fran Logan   Labor
23 September 2008 21 March 2013 Peter Collier   Liberal
21 March 2013 17 March 2017 Mike Nahan   Liberal
17 March 2017 13 December 2018 Ben Wyatt   Labor
13 December 2018 Bill Johnston   Labor

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