Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

16/08/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community festivals draw crowds to Burswood Park and Mirrabooka

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Celebrating an Australian icon - the Quokka

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Report shows record number of jobs for WA tourism industry

12/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Moving Collins class Full Cycle Docking to WA in the national interest

9/08/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth hosting US and Australian leaders for important bilateral dialogue

8/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Bledisloe Cup fan-frenzy attracts record-breaking crowd

7/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Optus Stadium amphitheatre to kick off with Bledisloe Cup live-stream

7/08/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Passion for language and culture lands teacher top award

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Valuable Malaysian tourists to be influenced by WA’s wonders

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - World’s top content creators to capture the beauty of the Kimberley as GoPro summit kicks off

6/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia’s appeal ‘plane’ to see in new campaign

6/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

5/08/2019

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Affordable community airfares encouraging more people to the regions

1/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Ticket west with Kimberley Express now on sale

26/07/2019

Papalia; Murray

Minister for Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Sporting superstars to compete for Constellation Cup

26/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign appeals to Singaporean travellers' love for great outdoors

26/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges international visitors to choose WA without delay

25/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Singaporean travellers encouraged to hit the road in WA

25/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

All roads lead to WA in Singapore partnership campaign

24/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cruise industry heavyweights sail in to WA for WA Cruise Exchange

23/07/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

22/07/2019

Saffioti; Murray; Papalia

Transport; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge and Stadium precinct adventures a step closer

21/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Another new record for Rottnest, visitors to WA reach all-time high

17/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Survey results reveal WA tourism’s record-breaking streak

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Guide to plan a great holiday in WA officially launched

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

AirAsia X deal to bring more overseas holiday-makers to WA

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

All aboard international WA tourism campaign

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State Government signs $5 million marketing deal with Singapore Airlines

8/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Western Australia is rolling out the red carpet for one of the world’s greatest sporting teams

7/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Thousands of tourists travel to Perth for Manchester United Tour

5/07/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Henderson precinct master planning underway

5/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Contestants plate-up WA’s signature offerings to east coast market

2/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Margaret River and Southern WA top Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ list for 2019

29/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cruise partnership charts new waters for WA tourism

28/06/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants awarded to support language learning

27/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Albany artwork a shining light for South-West tourism

21/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands head west for history-making State of Origin clash

20/06/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Asylum seekers now eligible for public transport concessions

20/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - WA to host world’s top digital content creators at GoPro Summit

19/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Construction begins on Hotel Rottnest revamp

19/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of international holiday visitors to WA

17/06/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Perth to serve up top women’s tennis with Fed Cup final

12/06/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Science Centre for WA

11/06/2019

Papalia

Small Business

Small Business amendment Bill to better protect subcontractors tabled

6/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

State of Origin II set to attract more than 12,000 out-of-state tourists

3/06/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Advisory Forum established

29/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New commissioner appointed to Tourism WA board

29/05/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA to play host to major submarine conference

28/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA welcomes world’s best surfers for Margaret River Pro

26/05/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Kununurra poised to receive direct flights from Melbourne

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

23/05/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

International celebration of Western Australia’s whale sharks

20/05/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth to host 2019 Indo-Pacific Defence Conference

20/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to Broome Qantas special fares to continue

19/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Broome’s Roebuck Bay Lookout officially opens

15/05/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Historic racing reforms one step closer

14/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Winter holiday campaign to warm WA visitors’ hearts

12/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New tourist attractions get help to cut through red tape

8/05/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business; Defence Issues

2019 WA Industry and Export Awards launch

8/05/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Tourism; Small Business

Spectacular new festival comes to Perth

7/05/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host its first day-night Test match

6/05/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Defence Issues

McGowan Government boosts defence and shipbuilding opportunities

5/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Live the Rottnest Island life

1/05/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Top school sports stars to compete in WA

30/04/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

State Budget delivers increased funding for national parks and reserves

29/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Industry and volunteers applauded after successful ATE event

29/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

MasterChef deal has key ingredients to tempt tourists to WA

27/04/2019

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

New Aboriginal tours for Wadjemup

27/04/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Rottnest Island calls for the last straw

20/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA welcomes record numbers of overseas and interstate visitors in 2018

15/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host national awards for event industry excellence

12/04/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Ancient festival lights up Supreme Court Gardens

11/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable flight boost for Coral Coast

10/04/2019

Papalia; Ellery

Tourism; Education and Training

TAFE tourism students gain invaluable industry experience at ATE19

9/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

100 days until Leeds United take on rivals Manchester United in Perth

9/04/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

McGowan Government delivers record investment for Rottnest Island

7/04/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding for tribute to truffles

3/04/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Kings Park celebrated in Vogue

2/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest hosts Premiership Cup

2/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA prepares to welcome the world to major tourism trade show

1/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Manchester United open training session to raise money for charity

30/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of international holiday visitors to WA

29/03/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Life's better with horses

28/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host new ATP Cup in 2020

24/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest embraces continued visitor growth

21/03/2019

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Rottnest targets plastic waste

20/03/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government welcomes plans for new home of surfing at Trigg Beach

19/03/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

$12 million boost to promote WA to international holiday-makers

15/03/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Government of Western Australia response to Christchurch tragedy

12/03/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host Australian Masters Games

6/03/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA business wins Navy submarine rescue systems contract

3/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Ultra-luxury cruise ship to make maiden voyage to WA

2/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Gold medal showing for WA at Australian Tourism Awards

1/03/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Navratri festival dance spectacular comes to Elizabeth Quay

26/02/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence West to spruik State’s defence capability at Avalon International Airshow

25/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Pro continues to ride Championship wave

22/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

South West Multicultural Festival brings thousands to Bunbury

22/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Channel Swim has international appeal

21/02/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

One-year cricket countdown now on to Women’s T20 World Cup

21/02/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Balcatta company leading the world in propulsion systems