Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

20/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Mentoring program harnesses skills of new migrants

15/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA says Jambo Africa!

12/02/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Catalogue entries showcase WA’s defence industry

8/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Glamping on Rottnest on its way

8/02/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spectacular Tet festival lights up Wanneroo

7/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mandurah Crab Fest nets three-year funding deal

7/02/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Direct flights from Japan on sale

5/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cometti calls on fans to head west for 2019 footy season

1/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA welcomes the Chinese Year of the Pig

29/01/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding now available for community language schools

29/01/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 World Cup fixtures a real hit for cricket fans

29/01/2019

McGowan; Murray; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Transport

First year of Optus Stadium an overwhelming success

19/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Award-winning chef Curtis Stone serves up starring role for WA

15/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

$1.2 million airline agreement to increase interstate visitor numbers

10/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Visitor numbers on Rottnest smash previous records

7/01/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Refreshed Fremantle Passenger Terminal boosts tourist experience

27/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer’s desert hit-out a promotional pinnacle for WA

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New direct flights land between WA and Japan

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

McGowan Government lands direct flights between WA and Japan

13/12/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Constable Care visits Rottnest to promote cycling safety

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