The Bench: Hon. Bill Johnston MLA

Peter Klinger 20 Jun 2018
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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.

Peter Klinger More from author

Peter has extensive media experience across all industry sectors and well-developed media relationships across Australia. A highly-skilled communicator and communications strategist, Peter has a proven track record of devising communication strategies and writing high-quality reports, thought leadership pieces and mission/values statements. In the past year, Peter has devised communication strategies for $1 billion worth of corporate transactions involving ASX-listed companies.

Peter boasts more than 20 years’ experience in daily financial journalism, accrued across titles including The West Australian, The Times (London) and Australian Financial Review.

Peter’s exceptional writing skills allow him to accurately and appropriately capture clients’ needs, whether it be crafting opinion pieces, drafting ASX announcements or preparing and executing a strategic communications plan. As Peter best understands, it takes a finely crafted message to cut through all the noise in the marketplace.

Peter has always had a passion for writing — from keeping holiday diaries to editing his high school journal — so it was a no-brainer for him to pursue a career in journalism that, post-university, began at the century-old daily newspaper, Kalgoorlie Miner. Outside of work and apart from his family, Peter is a member of a multi-premiership winning team of life-long hockey players whose skills seem to improve with every post-match beer.

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