Western Australia Archive

Mr Jason Waters appointed CEO of soon-to-be-merged Synergy Energy (22 December 2013)

Western Australia’s Energy Minister, Dr Mike Nahan, and Synergy board chairman, Mr Michael Smith, have announced the appointment of Mr Jason Waters as CEO of the new merged Synergy and Verve entity. Mr Waters has served as CEO of

New water laws for Western Australia (19 November 2013)

Western Australia’s Liberal-National State Government has announced that new water laws will transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia after they come into effect today. Western Australia’s Water Minister, Mr Terry Redman, said

Western Australia’s Corruption and Crime Commissioner, Mr Roger Macknay QC retires (7 November 2013)

Western Australia’s Attorney General, Mr Michael Mischin, has thanked Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) commissioner, Mr Roger Macknay QC, for his contribution to the role following his decision to retire. Mr Mischin said Mr Macknay, who was appointed as

Western Australia introduces environmental approval process reforms that make it clearer, easier, and cheaper for the resources sector to do business (30 October 2013)

Western Australia’s Liberal State Government is the latest State Government to move to ‘reduce red tape’ around environmental approval processes. The WA Government has announced that it will introduce into Parliament a new mining Bill to reduce red tape,

Professor Margaret Seares to undertake independent review of Western Australia’s vocational education and training sector (16 October 2013)

Western Australia’s Training and Workforce Development Minister, Mr Terry Redman, has announced an independent review of the State’s vocational education and training sector. The State Government has appointed respected Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares to undertake the review to ensure

Local government reform in Western Australia (14 October 2013)

Western Australia’s Local Government Minister, Mr Tony Simpson, has announced that local government reform is progressing strongly with merger proposals from 19 Western Australian metropolitan councils. Mr Simpson said the proposals were a key step in the Western Australian

Mr Eric Lumsden to resign as head of Western Australia’s Department of Planning (19 September 2013)

Western Australia’s Planning Minister, Mr John Day, has announced that Mr Eric Lumsden has been appointed to continue as the chair of the Western Australia Planning Commission (WAPC) for three years. WAPC is the statutory authority with State-wide responsibilities

Western Australia reverses its decision to halve residential electricity feed-in tariff (12 August 2013)

Western Australia’s State Government has reversed its decision to change the residential net Feed in Tariff (FiT) rate. This is the rate which households receive when their solar electricity generation systems feed electricity back into the grid. The plan

Federal Government seeks to clear the way clear for Browse gasfield development off Western Australia’s Kimberley coast (6 August 2013)

On 2 August 2013, Federal Resources Minister, Mr Gary Gray, announced his decision to vary conditions on five Browse retention leases, which he hopes will pave the way for the earliest possible commercialisation of the Browse hydrocarbons field. Mr

Western Australia’s Premier calls for national curbs on export of natural gas (27 June 2013)

From: The Australian by Andrew Burrell WESTERN Australian Premier, Mr Colin Barnett, has called for a national energy policy that curtails the export of natural gas in a bid to ensure cheap and reliable supplies for the domestic market.