List of media statements

Ministerial statements

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The McGowan Government has welcomed a landmark agreement between Kidman Resources and Sociedad Química Minera de Chile (SQM).

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The McGowan Government today gave the green light to develop a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The McGowan Labor Government is introducing the Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 to enable the sharing of petroleum agreements across Commonwealth and State jurisdictions.

Monday, 15 May 2017

The Department of Mines and Petroleum opened the 2017 Acreage Release at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference in Perth today.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has officially launched Towards 2020, a regulatory strategy that envisions a safe and healthy resources sector for Western Australian workers.

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Department of Mines and Petroleum received the highest number of exploration Programme of Work applications for a March quarter since 2012.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston launched the Injury Alarm today (April 27) - a web tool that analyses data to identify the likelihood of incidents and injuries occurring in a workplace.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Western Australian resources sector continues to lead in exploration and investment activity, with the State attracting a record 65 per cent of Australia's total mineral exploration expenditure.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Liberal National Government announced today the 42 successful projects which will share up to $4.75 million under Round 14 of the Exploration Incentive Scheme's (EIS) Co-funded Drilling Program.

Friday, 25 November 2016

The 2016 Mining Emergency Response Competition, being held at Langley Park this weekend (November 26-27), features two days of competition, designed to test the skills of emergency response teams.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange today attended the official opening of the Matilda Gold mine, which is expected to produce 100,000oz of gold a year with an eight-year mine life.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange officially opened the new $7.3 million extension to the Perth Core Library.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Iron ore company Karara Mining Limited and the Midwest Economic and Employment Development Aboriginal Corporation (MEEDAC), have taken out the inaugural Community Partnership Resources Sector Award.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Western Australia remains the dominant destination for mining investment in Australia, attracting 66 per cent of the nation's total mining investment in 2015-16.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Six finalists have been selected from an outstanding field of 26 entries for the Department of Mines and Petroleum's inaugural Community Partnership Award.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A new Land Access Working Group established to review the statutory framework for land access by the resources industry was announced today at the 2016 Petroleum Open Day.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

There's a focus on fauna as finalists compete for 2016 Golden Gecko Awards. There are 10 projects short listed for this year’s awards, half are aimed at conserving species native to Western Australia.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange welcomes a collaborative mine safety data project with The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange promotes community workshop on the rehabilitation plans for the former Pro-Force gold processing site.

Friday, 8 July 2016

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Scholarships valued at $330,000 were awarded last night to a new wave of academic talent enriching Western Australia's resources industry.

Friday, 17 June 2016

An impressive 26 submissions from a variety of unique collaborative resource projects have been received for the inaugural Community Partnership Resource Sector Award.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange today announced the Liberal National Government's commitment to the Co-funded Drilling Program under the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).

Friday, 27 May 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange was in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to launch the annual Seven Golden Rules for Prospecting campaign.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange today released proposed rehabilitation plans for the State's second abandoned mine pilot project located near Coolgardie.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - $30 million lays foundation for new discoveries.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - $6 million in Budget for more minerals research.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

DMP continuing high level of mineral title approvals during the first quarter of the year has been accompanied by an increase in mineral exploration licence applications in Western Australia.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future - Royalty relief backs Mid-West and Pilbara jobs.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The importance of gold to Western Australia's economy was highlighted by Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange on a visit to the Gold Road Resources' Gruyere project north-east of Laverton.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

New well data has boosted research into the feasibility of permanently storing carbon dioxide in deep underground formations in the Harvey-Waroona area.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has paid tribute to fallen miners, as the annual commemorative service is held today at the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Western Australia's new State geological map will help drive mineral and petroleum discoveries, through the addition of constant data updates of the latest Western Australian geological framework.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion today opened applications for Round 13 of the Liberal National Government's Co-funded Drilling Program.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has moved to refer the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 for committee examination by the Legislative Council.

Monday, 22 February 2016

An energy partnership between Western Australia and the European Union has the potential to increase investment and job creation in both regions and help lift Europe's energy security.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Western Australia will share its mining knowledge with Ethiopia and Kenya during a series workshops to be held in Addis Ababa and Nairobi next week.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

The commissioning of the 293 km Eastern Goldfields Pipeline will bolster the development of new mining projects and increase returns from existing operations in the Eastern Goldfields.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The proposed Wiluna uranium project highlights the importance of the Liberal National Government's long-term support for Western Australian uranium mining.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Thousands of Western Australian resources companies, explorers and prospectors have benefited from record-breaking approval processing times by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pioneering partnerships between Western Australian resources companies and local communities will be recognised in a prestigious new industry prize.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Perth will soon host Australia's biggest and newest drill core facility, with construction now under way as part of a $7.3 million transformation of the Perth Core Library.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Western Australia's resources sector is presenting a fresh face to the world, with the new DMP website already praised for its intuitive design and enhanced information access.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

State Government policies are making WA an even stronger magnet for gas and oil industry investment, with the State lifting 17 positions in rankings published by the international Fraser Institute.

Friday, 11 December 2015

The awarding of a $5.1 million building contract will support jobs and expand the Perth Core Library, a vital resource in the search for new mineral, gas and oil discoveries across Western Australia.

Monday, 7 December 2015

The Business of Mining, a Massive Open Online Course developed in Western Australia, has topped the 2015 Interactive Media Awards in the United States of America.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The State Government is offering $5.17 million to 48 companies and prospectors, to support innovative drilling projects and continue driving the discovery of new mineral deposits.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Saving people from a flaming replica of a passenger jet will be one of the real-life scenarios confronting some of WA's top rescue teams in the Mining Emergency Response Competition this weekend.

Friday, 27 November 2015

The appointment of three new members to the board of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia will help drive exciting scientific discoveries and develop new resource businesses.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has welcomed the Legislative Council Environment and Public Affairs Committee's extensive report into hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The resources sector will save up to $2 million a year with the imminent withdrawal of the requirement to submit geological evaluations for approval for iron ore exploration.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has welcomed the release of the Farming Land Access Agreement Template.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Chevron Australia has been awarded the prestigious Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence by the State Government for an innovative tunnelling solution for a shore crossing.

Friday, 30 October 2015

A new resources sector award will recognise outstanding achievement and leadership in building partnerships between resources companies and communities.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Stringent regulations to protect public health, water supplies and the environment are highlighted in a new nine-agency framework to govern gas industry development.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The State Government has responded to the findings of a Parliamentary report into the impact of fly in, fly out (FIFO) on the mental health of workers in the resources industry.

Friday, 9 October 2015

The Department of Mines and Petroleum joins with industry to promote positive cultural change across the mining sector in this year's Mines Safety Roadshow.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Diverse exploration targets and prospective developments augur well for the future of Western Australia's nickel industry, according to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion today congratulated Western Australia's surveying and spatial sciences sector on its role in further developing the State and promoting new technologies.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion releases the world's first code of practice for safe autonomous mining which includes robotic mining and exploration.

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