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Hon David Michael MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Ports; Road Safety; Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport

Member for Balcatta


The Hon. David Michael is Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Ports, Local Government,  Road Safety, and Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport.

In June 2023, David was appointed as Minister for Ports; Local Government; Road Safety; and Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport. In December he was handed the portfolio of Mines and Petroleum while relinquishing Local Government.

Ministerial media statements

A list of the most recent media statements relating to MRIWA:

Federal support for WA’s resources sector welcomed (15/05/2024)

Carbon capture and storage Bill passes WA Parliament (08/05/2024)

Another step forward in regulatory reform for the resources sector (08/05/2024)

Exploration Incentive Scheme continues to fuel mineral discoveries (26/04/2024)

Expanded scholarship program supporting innovation in WA mining (17/04/2024)

Seeking minerals research science communicators (01/04/2024)

New lithium mine set to boost WA’s credentials as battery hub (07/03/2024)

Cook Government welcomes joint steel decarbonisation project (09/02/2024)

Funding available for METS innovation and commercialisation (20/12/2023)

Cook Government introduces carbon capture and storage bill (29/11/2023)

PhD Scholarships support health and well-being in WA mining (18/10/2023)

Global green steel opportunity for Western Australia (18/06/2023)

WA Government welcomes boost to critical minerals sector (22/05/2023)

MRIWA PhD scholarships supporting innovation in WA mining (19/04/2023)

New technical framework to understand lithium orebodies and optimise development potential (14/04/2023)

Strategic land allocated for new integrated battery material facility (14/04/2023)

$40 million critical minerals investment to support shift to net zero (04/04/2023)

Awards acknowledge role of accessible research communication (04/04/2023)

South Korean agreement to bolster WA’s battery chemical industry (15/03/2023)

Draft Bill helps build foundations to decarbonisation (20/01/2023)

Petroleum Bill amendments strengthen regulation and security for green energy (06/12/2022)

Certification and sustainability of battery materials in the spotlight (01/12/2022)

Further support for miners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (01/09/2022)

Battery cathode precursor production pilot plant launches in Perth (11/07/2022)

MRIWA scholarship program open for 2023 (01/07/2022)

Roadmap for integrated mineral carbonation (29/06/2022)

Leading climate scientist and economist head net zero conference (13/06/2022)

Further $6 million to find technological solutions for WA mining (18/05/2022)

WA researchers develop new technology for finding commodities (19/04/2022)

Page was last reviewed 15 May 2024

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