Bill Johnston (politician)

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Bill Johnston
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Cannington
Assumed office
6 September 2008
Personal details
Born (1962-08-11) 11 August 1962 (age 54)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Kate Doust

William Joseph "Bill" Johnston (born 11 August 1962) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2008 state election, representing Cannington.

While still a student Johnston spent time abroad as an American Field Service exchange student to Bandung, Indonesia. He is married to Kate Doust, the member for the South Metropolitan Region.

Prior to entering Parliament, Johnston spent seven years as the state secretary of WA Labor and was a former senior official of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, the union representing retail and warehouse workers.

In the 2013 state election, Johnston was re-elected for a second term in office. He is currently the shadow minister for State Development; Energy; Mines & Petroleum.[1]


  1. ^ Parliament of Western Australia (2013). "Mr William (Bill) Joseph Johnston MLA". Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Cannington