Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

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