Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
JOHNSTON, William (Bill) Joseph, MLA
Member for Cannington
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Cannington (new seat) on 6 September 2008. Re-elected 2013, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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, Riverton, and Welshpool.
Enrolment (2017) 25,734; area 30 sq kms.