Minister for Energy (Western Australia)

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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.

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Term startTerm endMinister(s)Party
2 April 195931 January 1962 Arthur Watts   Country
1 February 196211 April 1962 Edgar Lewis   Country
11 April 19623 March 1971 Crawford Nalder   Country
3 March 197112 October 1971 Colin Jamieson   Labor
12 October 19716 July 1972 Arthur Bickerton (Fuel)  Labor
Don May (Electricity)  Labor
6 July 19728 April 1974Don May  Labor
8 April 19745 March 1980 Andrew Mensaros   Liberal
5 March 198025 February 1983 Peter Jones   National Country
25 February 198323 December 1983 Peter Dowding   Labor
1983–1989: no separate minister – responsibilities held by the Minister for Minerals and Energy
28 February 19895 February 1991 Jeff Carr   Labor
5 February 199116 February 1993 Geoff Gallop   Labor
16 February 199316 February 2001 Colin Barnett   Liberal
16 February 200110 March 2005 Eric Ripper   Labor
10 March 20053 February 2006 Alan Carpenter   Labor
3 February 200623 September 2008 Fran Logan   Labor
23 September 200821 March 2013 Peter Collier   Liberal
21 March 201317 March 2017 Mike Nahan   Liberal
17 March 201713 December 2018 Ben Wyatt   Labor
13 December 2018 Bill Johnston   Labor

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