Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

30/06/2022

Papalia

Road Safety

New Chair of the Road Safety Council

23/06/2022

Papalia

Police

More new recruits join record number of police on the street

15/06/2022

Sanderson; Papalia

Health; Police

Mental Health Co-response expanded into South-West

14/06/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

New Police Commissioner announced

15/05/2022

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Western Australia shines bright for National Road Safety Week

12/05/2022

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Record funding and more police than ever before for WA

8/05/2022

Papalia

Defence Industry

WA defence industry set for international stage

5/05/2022

Papalia

Police

New recruits join record number of police on the street

3/05/2022

McGurk; Papalia

Child Protection; Police

New initiatives to tackle youth crime in the Pilbara

3/05/2022

MacTiernan; McGurk; Johnston; Papalia

Regional Development; Child Protection; Corrective Services; Police

$40.4 million package to tackle juvenile crime in the Kimberley

25/04/2022

Papalia

Veterans Issues

WA Government continues to support veterans on Anzac Day

20/04/2022

Papalia

Police

New armoured vehicles to boost emergency response capability

14/04/2022

Papalia

Defence Industry

Optus Stadium to host world-class defence and security conference

10/04/2022

Papalia

Police

COVID Police join record push in Northbridge and CBD

8/04/2022

Papalia

Police

52 new police officers join the WA Police Force

8/04/2022

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

Scholarships to support veterans into non-service defence roles

31/03/2022

Papalia

Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

WA Government awards $172,500 in grants to local defence researchers

30/03/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Thin Blue Line goes high tech as WA Police turn to the future

22/03/2022

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

New laws to balance legitimate gun ownership with community safety

24/02/2022

Papalia

Police

Another 56 police officers join the frontline

23/02/2022

McGowan; Papalia; Carey

Premier; Defence Industry; Lands

$32.1 million wharf upgrade at AMC underway

16/02/2022

Papalia

Police

Operation Regional Shield to crack down on Kimberley youth crime

12/02/2022

Papalia

Police

Just Paw-fect - new police puppies put through their paces

21/01/2022

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Road Safety

Last chance to replace defective Takata airbags

16/01/2022

Papalia

Veterans Issues

Legacy WA builds lifelong connections and skills at annual children's camp in Busselton

13/01/2022

Papalia

Police

Police frontline strengthened as another 59 officers hit the streets

4/01/2022

Papalia

Police

Boost to Kimberley police resources to tackle youth crime

4/01/2022

Papalia

Road Safety

Road safety grants to support community initiatives

31/12/2021

Papalia

Police

Celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve

21/12/2021

Papalia

Police

Bringing joy to WA children doing it tough this Christmas

19/12/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

Tis the season to drive safely

14/12/2021

Papalia; Saffioti; McGurk

Police; Transport; Community Services

McGowan Government releases new measures to tackle antisocial behaviour and boost safety in City and Northbridge

8/12/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Historic Police compensation scheme passes Parliament

8/12/2021

McGowan; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Attorney General; Police

Tough new laws to hit organised crime including bikies

7/12/2021

McGurk; Papalia

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Police

‘Don’t be silent’ amid high family violence risk this festive season

2/12/2021

Papalia

Police; Road Safety

WA Police move into the new age with electronic infringements

24/11/2021

Papalia

Police

New police powers and tough penalties to crack down on organised crime

23/11/2021

Papalia; Whitby

Police; Emergency Services

Firebugs on notice ahead of summer as Police Strike Force formed

21/11/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

McGowan Government launches Police summer crime crackdown

19/11/2021

Papalia

Veterans Issues

Hundreds to commemorate 80th anniversary of sinking of HMAS Sydney (II)

18/11/2021

Papalia

Police

Police frontline continues to grow to safeguard communities across WA

18/11/2021

Papalia

Road Safety

Buckled up for 50 years

15/11/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Police

New COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Ellenbrook as school leavers prepare for Leavers 2021 celebrations

14/11/2021

Papalia; Saffioti

Road Safety; Transport

New eRideable rules roll in ready for Christmas

10/11/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Veterans Issues

$1.14 million to Legacy WA for veteran support programs

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