Minister for Mines and Petroleum (Western Australia)

Minister for Mines and Petroleum is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Bill Johnston of the Labor Party. The position was first created in 1894, for the government of Sir John Forrest, and has existed in almost every government since then. The minister is responsible for the state government's Department of Mines and Petroleum, which oversees Western Australia's resources sector.

TitlesEdit

  • 19 December 1894 – 23 December 1983: Minister for Mines
  • 23 December 1983 – 25 February 1988: Minister for Minerals and Energy
  • 25 February 1988 – 16 February 2001: Minister for Mines
  • 3 February 2006 – 23 September 2008: Minister for Resources
  • 23 September 2008 – present: Minister for Mines and Petroleum

List of ministersEdit

Term start Term end Minister(s) Party
19 December 1894 28 April 1898 Edward Wittenoom   Ministerial
28 April 1898 27 May 1901 Henry Lefroy   Ministerial
27 May 1901 21 November 1901 Henry Gregory   Ministerial
21 November 1901 23 December 1901 Frank Wilson   Ministerial
23 December 1901 10 August 1904 Henry Gregory (again)   Ministerial
10 August 1904 7 June 1905 Robert Hastie   Labor
7 June 1905 25 August 1905 William Johnson   Labor
25 August 1905 7 October 1911 Henry Gregory (again)   Ministerial
7 October 1911 27 July 1916 Philip Collier   Labor
27 July 1916 28 June 1917 Robert Robinson   Liberal
28 June 1917 27 July 1917 John Scaddan   National Labor
27 July 1917 17 April 1919 Charles Hudson   National Labor
17 April 1919 21 June 1919 Robert Robinson (again)   Nationalist
25 June 1919 22 March 1924 John Scaddan (again)   Country
16 April 1924 30 April 1927 Frank Troy   Labor
30 April 1927 23 April 1930 Selby Munsie   Labor
23 April 1930 24 April 1933 John Scaddan (again)   Nationalist
24 April 1933 12 March 1938 Selby Munsie (again)   Labor
12 July 1938 3 August 1945 Alexander Panton   Labor
3 August 1945 1 April 1947 William Marshall   Labor
1 April 1947 5 January 1948 Lindsay Thorn   Country
5 January 1948 6 April 1950 Hubert Parker   Liberal
6 April 1950 23 February 1953 Charles Simpson   Liberal
23 February 1953 19 December 1957 Lionel Kelly   Labor
19 December 1957 2 April 1959 Arthur Moir   Labor
2 April 1959 3 March 1971 Arthur Griffith   Liberal
3 March 1971 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
23 December 1983 25 February 1988 David Parker   Labor
25 February 1988 5 February 1991 Jeff Carr   Labor
5 February 1991 16 February 1993 Gordon Hill   Labor
16 February 1993 26 April 1996 George Cash   Liberal
26 April 1996 9 January 1997 Kevin Minson   Liberal
9 January 1997 16 February 2001 Norman Moore   Liberal
2001–06: no minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for State Development
3 February 2006 13 December 2006 John Bowler   Labor
13 December 2006 23 September 2008 Fran Logan   Labor
23 September 2008 21 March 2013 Norman Moore (again)   Liberal
21 March 2013 31 March 2016 Bill Marmion   Liberal
31 March 2016 17 March 2017 Sean L'Estrange   Liberal
17 March 2017 Bill Johnston   Labor

See alsoEdit

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