Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/12/2019

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Issues

Naval Base Campus gets tick of approval

12/12/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

WA cricket lovers urged to vote with their feet at first day-night Test

7/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New direct flights between Perth and Manila to begin in March

5/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New summer experiences for Rottnest visitors

2/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth promoted as dream destination for business events

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

28/11/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Leader of the Opposition jeopardises WA’s submarine bid

19/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

WA's first ever defence research grants to help national security

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

14/11/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Western Australian Racehorse Welfare Plan released

13/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

10/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s cream of the crop recognised at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia Gourmet Escape kicks off in the Valley

8/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

French inspired festival returns to Perth

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tennis aces welcomed to Perth for historic Fed Cup decider

6/11/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Nominations now open for WA’s 2020 Multicultural Awards

3/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets to fly direct between Perth and Shanghai now on sale

1/11/2019

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

New changes restrict liquor barns to address community concerns

1/11/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

World’s best judo competitors grapple for honours in Perth

31/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Treasurer; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers payroll tax relief for WA businesses

28/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Premier and Gilly team up to get Indian travellers to holiday in WA

25/10/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spring festival celebrates multiculturalism

25/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Funding boost to expand Fringe World Festival’s marketing reach into Singapore

24/10/2019

Papalia

Small Business

Small changes are a big deal for small business

23/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Fans’ response to Perth Constellation Cup test match out of this world

22/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth scores NRL Nines in Australian first

20/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Local and international artists pay high-voltage homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

18/10/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Greek culture to be celebrated in Perth

18/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for Men’s T20 World Cup spectacular

10/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA on display for international travel agents at Corroboree West

9/10/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Rare opportunity for world class Kalbarri Skywalk venture

9/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s record-breaking streak continues

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Jetstar direct flights to Busselton to take off

4/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

2/10/2019

Kelly; Papalia

Fisheries; Minister for Tourism

A boost for rock lobster tourism through charter boat changes

2/10/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Event holders encouraged to apply for regional funding round

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Western Australia delivers compelling case for Full Cycle Docking to move west

29/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

‘Join the Mission’ to bring all COLLINS class submarine maintenance to WA

29/09/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

Expressions of Interest sought for the Western Australian TAB

27/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Wildflower Friendliness Rating Scheme launched

26/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Non-stop Shanghai to Perth flight trial a coup for WA

19/09/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

First look at ground-breaking $24m Kalbarri Skywalk project

17/09/2019

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Culture and the Arts

Online portal promotes culturally diverse artists

16/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Rafael Nadal heading to Perth for new ATP Cup 2020

15/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Quokkas’ big birthday party

11/09/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

10/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Japanese TV and music star hits the road to promote WA

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Help for Rottnest boaties

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Boaties love Rottnest

6/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New WA Gourmet Escape expands food festival to three locations

4/09/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Racing and Gaming

WA backs a winner: Historic reforms pass WA Parliament

4/09/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Perth gets an African focus for Australia-Africa Week

1/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

First direct flight from Japan touches down in Perth tonight

31/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Promoting Western Australia to Japan ahead of new direct flights

29/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Kimberley region’s delights to dazzle and draw in visitors

28/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island management plan

28/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Dredging underway to grow Broome's cruise shipping industry

27/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New appointments to Rottnest Island Authority board

23/08/2019

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Perth primed to welcome first passengers of Tokyo direct flight

21/08/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Research grants will help deliver innovative defence technologies

17/08/2019

Papalia

Small Business

State and local government partnership makes big impact for small business

16/08/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community festivals draw crowds to Burswood Park and Mirrabooka

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Celebrating an Australian icon - the Quokka

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Report shows record number of jobs for WA tourism industry

12/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Moving Collins class Full Cycle Docking to WA in the national interest

9/08/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Perth hosting US and Australian leaders for important bilateral dialogue

8/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Bledisloe Cup fan-frenzy attracts record-breaking crowd

7/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Optus Stadium amphitheatre to kick off with Bledisloe Cup live-stream

7/08/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Passion for language and culture lands teacher top award

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Valuable Malaysian tourists to be influenced by WA’s wonders

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - World’s top content creators to capture the beauty of the Kimberley as GoPro summit kicks off

6/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia’s appeal ‘plane’ to see in new campaign

6/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

5/08/2019

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Affordable community airfares encouraging more people to the regions

1/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Ticket west with Kimberley Express now on sale

26/07/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Sporting superstars to compete for Constellation Cup

26/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign appeals to Singaporean travellers' love for great outdoors

26/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges international visitors to choose WA without delay

25/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Singaporean travellers encouraged to hit the road in WA

25/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

All roads lead to WA in Singapore partnership campaign

24/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cruise industry heavyweights sail in to WA for WA Cruise Exchange

23/07/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

22/07/2019

Saffioti; Murray; Papalia

Transport; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge and Stadium precinct adventures a step closer

21/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Another new record for Rottnest, visitors to WA reach all-time high

17/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Survey results reveal WA tourism’s record-breaking streak

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Guide to plan a great holiday in WA officially launched

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

AirAsia X deal to bring more overseas holiday-makers to WA

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

All aboard international WA tourism campaign

10/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State Government signs $5 million marketing deal with Singapore Airlines

8/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Perth painted red ahead of historical Manchester United Tour

7/07/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Thousands of tourists travel to Perth for Manchester United Tour

5/07/2019

Papalia

Defence Issues

Henderson precinct master planning underway

5/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Contestants plate-up WA’s signature offerings to east coast market

2/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Margaret River and Southern WA top Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ list for 2019

29/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cruise partnership charts new waters for WA tourism

28/06/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Grants awarded to support language learning

27/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Albany artwork a shining light for South-West tourism

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