Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/07/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New directory showcasing local defence industry goes live

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

‘Get Quokka Happy’ and save on Rottnest Island this winter

3/07/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Broomes Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates 50th anniversary

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

28/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge adventure activities set for summer opening

26/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Perth in 2023

23/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Industry and community invited to have say on future of Australian Marine Complex

20/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Former Tourism Australia head and architect of viral Superbowl ad joining Tourism WA Board

19/06/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Ageing in Multicultural WA report to help guide services for older Western Australians

12/06/2020

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

The wait is over - Kalbarri Skywalk opens

9/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Five-star vote of confidence for Margaret River and WA tourism

6/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences

4/06/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New WA-built Submarine Rescue Facility in Henderson

3/06/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Statement on RWWA chief executive Richard Burt

2/06/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Tourism

McGowan Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

1/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

29/05/2020

Quigley; Papalia

Commerce; Small Business

New WA code provides certainty for commercial tenants

28/05/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional tourism recovery boosted with events support

15/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

11/05/2020

Cook; Papalia

Health; Small Business

COVID Safety Plans key to reopening WA businesses

1/05/2020

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Fisheries

Recreational fishers allowed restricted access to Rottnest Island waters

30/04/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Selected TAB agencies to provide limited transaction services

29/04/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business

COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

20/04/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

COVID-19 takeaway alcohol restrictions lifted

8/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s tourism numbers reach record high before COVID-19 pandemic

3/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New COVID-19 support team to help WA tourism industry

2/04/2020

Papalia

Small Business

New subbies protection laws now in place

2/04/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Applications now open for defence research grants

27/03/2020

Papalia

Racing And Gaming

New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

17/03/2020

Papalia

Small Business

Small business support services boosted in response to COVID-19

17/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New policy heralds a more inclusive society

15/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Harmony Week - a time to celebrate cultural diversity

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

12/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Record breaking campaign encourages West Aussie holidaymakers to 'Do it in WA’

29/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman; Papalia

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Tourism

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

26/02/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Jambo Africa brings vibrant culture to Stirling’s doorstep

25/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

21/02/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

21/02/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

20/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

18/02/2020

MacTiernan; Papalia

Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Leading agtech event heads west

17/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

11/02/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Government supports WA defence industry at premier Army expo

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

6/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

More flights from Singapore shows confidence in WA tourism

31/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Multimillion-dollar marketing boost to holiday in WA and support tourism industry

31/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tết brings fireworks and festivities to Wanneroo

31/01/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Innovative course creating opportunities for budding baristas

30/01/2020

Papalia; Dawson

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Disability Services

New centre to support community’s most vulnerable

30/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

28/01/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan; Papalia

Environment; Regional Development; Tourism

Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

25/01/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Chinese New Year sparkles and dances across WA

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands; Tourism

Aboriginal dance and culture celebrated in Yagan Square

23/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 trophy arrives in Perth ahead of Women’s World Cup

21/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New era for Rottnest Island’s West End as $33 million infrastructure program gets underway

17/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s visitor numbers and spend the highest on record

15/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Education and Training

First ever direct flight from Shanghai to Perth touches down

13/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Half-a-million reasons for more people to visit WA

8/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

AFL Masters Carnival to help kick tourism goals in 2020

1/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Nadal snaps quokka selfie ahead of ATP Cup debut

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Swiss visitors urged not to miss all Western Australia has to offer

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

German and Swiss travellers enticed to WA for outdoor adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA self-drive holidays promoted in Germany and Switzerland

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State on show in new European marketing campaign

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign goes for gold in bid to attract visitors to WA

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

UK travel giant promotes Perth as first stop for Aussie adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Next wave of $12 million marketing boost targets Europe

20/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable airfares between Perth and Exmouth extended

19/12/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New funding addresses key gaps in CaLD community services

12/12/2019

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Issues

Naval Base Campus gets tick of approval

12/12/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

WA cricket lovers urged to vote with their feet at first day-night Test

7/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New direct flights between Perth and Manila to begin in March

5/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New summer experiences for Rottnest visitors

2/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth promoted as dream destination for business events

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

28/11/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Leader of the Opposition jeopardises WA’s submarine bid

19/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

WA's first ever defence research grants to help national security

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

14/11/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan released

13/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

10/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s cream of the crop recognised at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia Gourmet Escape kicks off in the Valley

8/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

French inspired festival returns to Perth

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tennis aces welcomed to Perth for historic Fed Cup decider

6/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for WA’s 2020 Multicultural Awards

3/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets to fly direct between Perth and Shanghai now on sale

1/11/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

New changes restrict liquor barns to address community concerns

1/11/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

World’s best judo competitors grapple for honours in Perth

31/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers payroll tax relief for WA businesses

28/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Premier and Gilly team up to get Indian travellers to holiday in WA

25/10/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spring festival celebrates multiculturalism

25/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Funding boost to expand Fringe World Festival’s marketing reach into Singapore

24/10/2019

Papalia

Small Business

Small changes are a big deal for small business

23/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Fans’ response to Perth Constellation Cup test match out of this world

22/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth scores NRL Nines in Australian first

20/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Local and international artists pay high-voltage homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

18/10/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Greek culture to be celebrated in Perth