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The Bench: Hon. Bill Johnston MLA

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with Cannings Purple’s director of media strategy, Peter Klinger.

These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives.

With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench presents a candid, light-hearted series bound to inform, engage and entertain.



The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Mining

Hear Bill’s views about the future of new energy metals and developing downstream processing in Western Australia

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Red Tape

Bill talks private property rights and how government laws protect those rights.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – The Media

Bill talks about how the media has changed over his time in public life.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Politics

Hear about Bill’s long involvement in politics and his road to Parliament.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Early Life

Hear about Bill’s tough upbringing as one of eight kids in his family and his long-term commitment to the Labor party.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Top 4 Issues

Bill talks about the key issues in his electorate of Cannington.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Motorsport

Self-proclaimed “revhead” Bill talks hot laps at Barbagallo Raceway.

The Bench with the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA – Word Association

Hear what Bill Johnston MLA thinks of factions, Mike Nahan and Mark McGowan in our “fast and furious” 30 seconds of word association.