Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

19/02/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

One State with many voices - WA celebrates language diversity

19/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Safety first for Rotto swim crews

17/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Responsible sale, supply and consumption key driver in wave of liquor reforms

14/02/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Liquor reforms to elevate WA tourism and local jobs

13/02/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Campaign encourages Western Australians to ‘Show Gambling Who’s Boss’

12/02/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA celebrates the Lunar New Year of the Dog

9/02/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Rotto’s Summer of Safety

8/02/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Chelsea FC and Perth Glory to clash at Optus Stadium on July 23

2/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Afternoon discounts staying through summer

2/02/2018

Papalia; Johnston

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Increased flights from Jakarta to boost tourism

30/01/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

World T20 coming to Perth in 2020

27/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Proposals for WA’s annual international culinary event underway

26/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Luxury cruise liner makes maiden voyage to WA

17/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Tourism boost for Perth icon

11/01/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants to support WA’s vibrant multicultural celebrations

11/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer quokka shot smashes WA tourism into global advantage

8/01/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Planning

Small businesses to help Yagan Square thrive

5/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for ‘Old Salt’ Swan River event barge

28/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Federer gets up close and personal with the locals at Rottnest

20/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Thousands to fly to Perth for world Frisbee championships

18/12/2017

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020

15/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

300 more airline seats a day coming into Perth on Qatar

14/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Marco Pierre White to get a taste of the Great Southern

14/12/2017

Papalia

Small Business

Small business a big winner at Optus Stadium

13/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Kids land for free on 'Rotto from Day to Dusk'

12/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets on sale for first ever UFC championship fight in Perth

10/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism WA appoints east coast agency

7/12/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Harnessing the economic benefits of migration

7/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Tourism; Veterans Issues

Albany to shine during Anzac commemorations

3/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

2/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Small Business

WA wines the top drop at Optus Stadium

1/12/2017

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Christmas cheer for WA bottle shops

29/11/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Cafe project to provide essential training for unemployed youth

29/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Review recommends Western Australian Visitor Centre revamp

25/11/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New resources for community language students

24/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Broome lands direct flights from Singapore

24/11/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

State defence directory to promote local industry capability

24/11/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Offshore Patrol Vessels to create up to 400 Western Australian jobs

24/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year funding agreement signed for Ord Valley Muster

24/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Regional Development

Support available for South-West small and medium businesses

23/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Gourmet Escape contract renewed for a further year

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Perth welcomes more than 400 Australian tourism leaders

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Perth’s premier racing carnivals attract Australasia’s best

15/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Trial of direct flights between Perth and Shanghai a real possibility

13/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Government signs deal with leading Chinese online travel company

11/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures flying high after big win

10/11/2017

Papalia

Small Business

Family-owned psychology business named WA Regional Small Business of the Year

10/11/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Sikh celebrations to be held in WA

10/11/2017

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Tourism

90-Day Project targets eco and nature-based tourism

10/11/2017

McGowan; Johnston; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Asian Engagement; Education and Training; Tourism

Western Australia, Zhejiang celebrate 30 years of friendship as Premier's international mission begins

4/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

More ferry services to boost summer visits to Rottnest Island

2/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - Funding for Swan Valley to boost walk and cycle trails

1/11/2017

Papalia; McGurk

Tourism; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Women's Interests

History-making sailors dock in WA

31/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

UFC championship fight comes to Perth Arena

24/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest on show with Carnivale

24/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island powers up new app

24/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest open for business

23/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Boost for WA’s regional visitor centres

11/10/2017

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Joint media statement - Funding to deliver tourism vision for Monkey Mia

10/10/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Thousands join Diwali celebrations across the State

10/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - Funding boost for Yanchep National Park campground

9/10/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island Authority welcomes new board members

8/10/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

McGowan Government lures cruise ships and jobs back to WA

4/10/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

Innovative WA maritime company wins national award

4/10/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Hopman Cup 2018 set to be best yet in 30th year

3/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Record funding for smaller regional events

2/10/2017

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA’s defence capabilities on display

26/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Glamping given the go-ahead on Rottnest

21/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism

WA on show to millions at Chelsea Football Club home ground

19/09/2017

Murray; McGurk; Saffioti; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests; Transport; Tourism

Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium

12/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

New liquor reform a boost for tourism operators

10/09/2017

McGowan; Murray; Papalia

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth Stadium to officially open with free Community Open Day

8/09/2017

Papalia; Roberts; Logan

Tourism; Police; Emergency Services

Western Australia secures Police and Emergency Games in 2018

8/09/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA's cultural diversity on the runway

7/09/2017

Papalia; Wyatt

Tourism; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government’s record investment to grow tourism

7/09/2017

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia; Johnston

Premier; Treasurer; Tourism; Asian Engagement

Plan for Jobs: Future jobs and skills to get WA back on track

7/09/2017

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Reform of wagering taxation - introduction of a point of consumption tax

6/09/2017

Papalia; Quigley

Small Business; Attorney General

Pro bono legal services a lifeline for small business

5/09/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Hospitality advocate appointed to Tourism Australia Board

5/09/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Australia Africa Week explores industry and cultural links

1/09/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas announcement a positive step forward for regional WA

1/09/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Major festival a time for celebration and reflection

31/08/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Singapore important market for WA tourism

28/08/2017

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host NRL opening weekend double-header

24/08/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Funding boost for WA’s biggest horse racing festival

21/08/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Push to fill Perth hotel rooms

18/08/2017

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Liquor bans introduced in two more communities

17/08/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Countdown is on until Spartan championships hit Perth

14/08/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan; Murray

Tourism; Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

Western Australia secures BMX National Championships

11/08/2017

MacTiernan; Papalia

Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Fresh produce on the menu in Carnarvon

9/08/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Defence Advocate to fight for WA's fair share of defence jobs

7/08/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Celebrating language learning in WA

4/08/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan; Murray

Tourism; Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro remains on Championship Tour

31/07/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New ferry service to provide Rottnest tourism boost

28/07/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding secured for Augusta Adventure Fest

25/07/2017

Papalia

Tourism

New deal signed for Sculpture by the Sea

24/07/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Landmark Aboriginal campgrounds open in the Kimberley

20/07/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Multicultural Advisory Group appointed

3/07/2017

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Young leaders tackle big issues facing multicultural WA

28/06/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism jobs leap above 100,000