Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/10/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

$1 million reward to support police investigation into suspicious disappearance of Cleo Smith

21/10/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Landmark police compensation legislation introduced to Parliament

13/10/2021

Quigley; Papalia

Attorney General; Police

New laws give police powers to disrupt and dismantle criminal gangs

8/10/2021

Papalia

Police

51 new constables strengthen police frontline

7/10/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Aurora’s House - teaching children driveway safety

7/10/2021

Cook; Ellery; Papalia

Health; Education and Training; Police

Mandatory vaccination for Dunsborough school leavers event

29/09/2021

Papalia

Police

Honouring the fallen on National Police Remembrance Day

29/09/2021

Papalia

Police

Cabinet approves reward for unsolved murder

28/09/2021

Papalia

Road Safety

Safe vehicles will save lives on WA roads

16/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Industry

Full Cycle Docking decision fails WA

16/09/2021

Papalia

Police

New memorial area to commemorate police officers and staff who have died while serving

10/09/2021

Papalia

Police

State budget prioritises community safety in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

9/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police; Road Safety

Record Police funding to keep Western Australians safe

2/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

$18 million for PCYC to enhance services as new Carnarvon centre opens

2/09/2021

Papalia

Police

Additional $35 million for Fremantle Police Complex

1/09/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Second new helicopter to give WA Police the most advanced air support

30/08/2021

Cook; Papalia; Dawson

Health; Police; Mental Health

Mental Health Co-response team expanded to Geraldton

28/08/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Newly revamped Broome PCYC opens its doors

27/08/2021

Papalia

Police

Another boost to community safety as 141 more police officers hit the streets

24/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Police

New WA COVID-19 Vaccine Commander appointed for WA

22/08/2021

McGowan; Punch; Papalia

Premier; Seniors and Ageing; Police

McGowan Government restores $400 Safety and Security Rebate

29/07/2021

Papalia

Veterans Issues

$4.43 million funding boost to support veterans and their families

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