Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/12/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Papalia

Transport; Regional Development; Tourism

Broome Port dredging to begin mid-2019

4/12/2018

Papalia; Wyatt

Racing and Gaming; Treasurer

WA households and racing industry win big as Point of Consumption wagering tax is passed

4/12/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

WA-based defence company awarded major sustainment agreement

4/12/2018

Papalia; Johnston; Wyatt

Small Business; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Finance

McGowan Government to expand Project Bank Accounts in 2019

3/12/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Defence Issues; Science

World-first Airbus Zephyr site officially launched in WA

3/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Afternoon discounts for visitors to Rottnest

2/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

WA food and wine trails target growing tourism market

30/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Call for Aboriginal tourism operators in Kings Park

30/11/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Defence Issues Minister congratulates Austal for handing over its first Pacific Patrol Boat

29/11/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Inspirational community language teachers recognised at inaugural awards

26/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest’s biggest summer yet

24/11/2018

Papalia; Kelly

Tourism; Fisheries

Thousands hooked on Rotto’s newest summer event

23/11/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Board diversity makes good business sense

21/11/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

World’s biggest sporting team to paint Perth red

11/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New strategy to increase Chinese visitors to WA

9/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for Swan River café and accommodation

9/11/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Popular French festival returns for 2018

8/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Trio of international tourism trade events bound for Perth in 2019

7/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth turns up the heat in summer tourism campaign

7/11/2018

McGowan; Tinley; Papalia

Premier; Veterans Issues; Defence Issues

First knitted poppies planted in commemoration of Armistice Day

2/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

AFL tourism strategy kicks $66 million goal for WA

30/10/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Defence Issues

Strategic plan launched to grow WA’s defence industry and create jobs

29/10/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Hop on, hop off in the Swan Valley

25/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

23/10/2018

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Tourism

Landmark strategy launches new era for international education in Western Australia

22/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia launches bid to attract more visitors from India

19/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

WA road trips to star in global tourism campaign

11/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Supercars night race to be trialled at Barbagallo Raceway

9/10/2018

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Certainty for the WA racing industry with historic reform package

8/10/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Time to talk about responsible gambling

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth named as host for important tourism trade event

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Welcome summer on Rottnest with launch of new event

3/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Serena Williams joins Roger Federer in world-class Mastercard Hopman Cup line-up

2/10/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding round to boost regional events now open

1/10/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

New exhibition inspires future leaders with message of peace

28/09/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Balga festival a celebration of women in the community

27/09/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Extra incentives for Busselton pilot academy

26/09/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan; Tinley; Templeman

Tourism; Regional Development; Veterans Issues; Culture and the Arts

Illuminating Albany to honour Anzac sacrifice

20/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

19/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker showcasing WA's natural attractions

19/09/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government delivers on promise to ban synthetic lotteries

17/09/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Apply now for Harmony Week 2019 funding - how will you celebrate?

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Broome hosts 2018 national cruise conference

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest’s growing green credentials

6/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Lucky Bay Campground Stage Two completed

6/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Former world surfing boss appointed to key tourism role

4/09/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Strengthening defence industry links with Singapore

4/09/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA’s defence industry capability on show at Land Forces 2018

4/09/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Surf life saving championships return to WA in 2022

3/09/2018

Papalia; Kelly

Racing and Gaming; Science

Preserving the integrity of racing in WA

1/09/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

New culinary event has ingredients to make WA global food hotspot

1/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

$30 million partnership to attract new air routes to Perth

27/08/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding on track for Asia-Pacific’s biggest mountain bike event

25/08/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Africa Week celebrates a close relationship between two continents

25/08/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Papalia

Premier; Environment; Tourism

Swimming with humpbacks success continues

24/08/2018

Papalia

Tourism

State Government signs $1.2 million marketing agreement with Jetstar

23/08/2018

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year sponsorship deal for Broome’s Festival of the Pearl

21/08/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Eid festival a time for celebration and reflection

14/08/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Cheers to WA: Everyone’s a winner under State’s new liquor laws

11/08/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Talented youngsters take to the stage in multicultural spectacular

8/08/2018

Templeman; Papalia

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Perth Festival announces four major events for 2019

7/08/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New trail event showcases Rottnest Island

6/08/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Culture and the Arts

WA - the land of languages

31/07/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Million-dollar campaign promotes Margaret River on the East Coast

30/07/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Date announced for 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium

27/07/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Recycled plastics help drive Rottnest Island’s sustainability

28/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding for health, employment and youth in CaLD communities

28/06/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Taste Great Southern secured for three more years

27/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Marketing push to see Broome visitation grow

26/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

World number two Roger Federer set to return for Hopman Cup

25/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Carnarvon and Monkey Mia to benefit from community airfares

22/06/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia; Saffioti

Regional Development; Tourism; Transport

State Government welcomes regional WA shortlist for new Qantas pilot academy

22/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Minister launches inaugural Indo-Pacific Defence Conference

20/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

New strategy set to maximise Perth Hills’ tourism potential

18/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australian Visitor Centre under new management

11/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Burswood Jetty to support new stadium ferry service

8/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community language schools receive boost with vital funding

7/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Inaugural WA Defence Industry Capability Directory launched

4/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

Funding boost to help Araluen tourism bloom

1/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dragons compete on Champion Lakes

30/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA to host Australian masters hockey championships

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Recognising history central to Reconciliation Week

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest open to more recreational offerings

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Winter offers underline Wadjemup’s year-round appeal

25/05/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Free park entry during Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

24/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Three-day event celebrates African cultures in WA

18/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Local festival celebrates global cultures

18/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200

17/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA’s Muslim communities begin the holiest month of the year

11/05/2018

Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

Taskforce to investigate Western Australian pilot training school

10/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding for Italian language program reinstated in 2018-19 Budget

10/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Jobs boost: Budget delivers $4.9 million boost for Defence West

9/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Small Business

Celebrating 30 years of the WA Industry and Export Awards

8/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Increased flight capacity from Singapore a boost for tourism

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

4/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spectacular festival celebrates Sikh history and New Year

26/04/2018

Papalia; Ellery

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Education and Training

Interpreting students on pathway to vital profession

22/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Albany’s new visitor centre opens to help drive visitation

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host World Indigenous Tourism Summit in 2020

19/04/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

West End linked to Wadjemup walk trails