Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/07/2021

Papalia

Road Safety

Plan ahead as road safety upgrades underway in the South-West

6/07/2021

Papalia

Police

McGowan Government supporting South-West communities

5/07/2021

Papalia

Defence Industry

Funding boost for WA-based defence research projects

24/06/2021

Papalia; Buti

Defence Industry; Lands

WA firm named as preferred proponent for AMC upgrade

15/06/2021

Papalia; Buti

Defence Industry; Lands

Major tender awarded for AMC Integrated Infrastructure Program

14/06/2021

Papalia

Police

Government moves to outlaw gel blasters in Western Australia

4/06/2021

Papalia

Police

Boost to police frontline with 59 new officers to hit the streets

1/06/2021

Papalia

Defence Industry

WA defence industry in the spotlight at Land Forces 2021

30/05/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Time to Sweat - McGowan Government crackdown on impaired drivers

22/05/2021

Papalia

Defence Industry

WA Indo-Pacific Defence Conference returns in 2021 bigger and better

16/05/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Take the pledge to drive so others survive this National Road Safety Week

5/05/2021

Papalia

Veterans Issues

WA Government welcomes Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

31/03/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Police launch road safety blitz over Easter long weekend

30/03/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Construction underway at the Australian Marine Complex

20/03/2021

Papalia

Police

Police Minister welcomes 91 new officers to the Force

5/03/2021

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Royal Commission to be held into Crown Perth’s suitability to hold licence

2/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

$3 million to improve CaLD community facilities

1/02/2021

Papalia

Defence Issues

New funding round for collaborative defence research projects

1/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New council to help steer multiculturalism in WA

30/01/2021

Papalia

Defence Issues

Contract awarded for $87.6 million defence infrastructure projects

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

29/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Mandatory contact registers expanded to keep WA safe

26/01/2021

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge climb starts activation of Stadium precinct

25/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Locals encouraged to Stay, Play and Save at Perth hotels

21/01/2021

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New languages for Western Australian schools

20/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Three-year funding secured for Sculpture by the Sea

18/01/2021

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Entries open for Australian Masters Games in Perth

6/01/2021

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

29/12/2020

Papalia

Small Business

Local governments selected to revolutionise approvals processes for small business

22/12/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Free travel for kids and new ‘Happiest Happy Hour’ for Rottnest

21/12/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Nearly $1.2 million of unclaimed winnings for community projects

21/12/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River to continue hosting popular pro surf event until 2024

18/12/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

$200,000 investment supports 22 SMEs to become Defence-Ready

17/12/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Ten university projects awarded grants to boost WA defence research

15/12/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Water polo champs latest win for WA events calendar

13/12/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Defence Issues; Education and Training

New campaign to attract Western Australians to defence jobs

9/12/2020

Papalia

Small Business

Ombudsman highlights unfair insurance practices for small business

1/12/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

27/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Small Business

Up to $50,000 to support WA’s international education providers

26/11/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New campaign calls on Canberra to act in the national interest on Full Cycle Docking

25/11/2020

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Maintaining contact registers, a requirement to keep WA safe

12/11/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Remote community’s call for liquor ban answered

10/11/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Improving accessibility in the public sector

7/11/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Cook

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Health

Diwali lights up WA with message of hope

1/11/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Prime Minister must resolve full-cycle docking uncertainty

30/10/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley Muster returning to Kununurra for 2021 and beyond

26/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Think small first this WA Small Business Day

19/10/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Seek support and show gambling who’s boss

6/10/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Apply now for next round of regional events funding

6/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; Lands; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Boost for WA’s culturally diverse community associations

5/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Historic regional flights deal lands 50,000 tickets for WA’s north

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

101 Kimberley and Pilbara businesses secure tourism recovery funding

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Golden Outback tourism businesses share in funding support

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

South-West and Great Southern tourism businesses share in Survival Grants funding

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Coral Coast tourism industry shares in $1.75 million support

4/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism Recovery Program delivers direct support to nearly 1,000 WA businesses

25/09/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Retired racehorses coming Off the Track with launch of dedicated welfare facility

22/09/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Issues; Veterans Issues

$18.34 million package to build defence manufacturing workforce

19/09/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Register now to be one of the first to enjoy Matagarup’s zip-line

18/09/2020

Papalia

Small Business

COVID-19 Industry Support Fund to assist WA travel agents

17/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

A million reasons to Wander out Yonder in time for school holidays

11/09/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Investment to make more WA SMEs ‘Defence-Ready’

10/09/2020

Quigley; Papalia

Commerce; Small Business

WA to extend COVID-19 commercial tenancy laws

9/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Wander out Yonder and spring into a Perth staycation

8/09/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding open for 2021 Harmony Week activities

3/09/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth systems engineer recognised with Defence West Aspire Award

3/09/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Young West Aussies encouraged to Work and Wander out Yonder

27/08/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Quokka Birthday expanded as Perth Mint commemorates world’s happiest animal

25/08/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Grants to encourage university students into WA defence research

24/08/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Pilbara banned drinkers register trial to launch in December

20/08/2020

Papalia; Kelly

Defence Issues; Science

Joint media statement - Research grants to strengthen WA’s defence industry

19/08/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting WA’s Indian community

19/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Transport; Tourism

Regional aviation continues on the flight path to recovery

10/08/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund to support Curtin students in need

10/08/2020

Papalia

Small Business

PIVOT program to support small businesses in COVID-19 recovery

8/08/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Dawson

Premier; Tourism; Environment

WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

8/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth

7/08/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Eid-Adha Carnival heralds the return of cultural festivals to WA

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

31/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Ports

$330 million investment to drive industry opportunities

31/07/2020

Wyatt; Papalia; Templeman

Treasurer; Small Business; Local Government

Rules streamlined to boost COVID-19 economic recovery

24/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Chairperson reappointed to Rottnest Island Authority board

24/07/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting communities in need

23/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New offers to put WA holidays on the horizon for locals

21/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Cheaper airfares a big boost to Kimberley tourism in WA’s recovery

5/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

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

Broome's 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