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 Energy Policy WA (a standalone sub-department of the state's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety), which oversees Western Australia's energy sector.
|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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