Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

31/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Ports

$330 million investment to drive industry opportunities

31/07/2020

Wyatt; Papalia; Templeman

Treasurer; Small Business; Local Government

Rules streamlined to boost COVID-19 economic recovery

24/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Chairperson reappointed to Rottnest Island Authority board

24/07/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting communities in need

23/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New offers to put WA holidays on the horizon for locals

21/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Cheaper airfares a big boost to Kimberley tourism in WA’s recovery

5/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

3/07/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New directory showcasing local defence industry goes live

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

‘Get Quokka Happy’ and save on Rottnest Island this winter

3/07/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Broome's Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates 50th anniversary

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

28/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge adventure activities set for summer opening

26/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Perth in 2023

23/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Industry and community invited to have say on future of Australian Marine Complex

20/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Former Tourism Australia head and architect of viral Superbowl ad joining Tourism WA Board

19/06/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Ageing in Multicultural WA report to help guide services for older Western Australians

12/06/2020

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

The wait is over - Kalbarri Skywalk opens

9/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Five-star vote of confidence for Margaret River and WA tourism

6/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences

4/06/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

New WA-built Submarine Rescue Facility in Henderson

3/06/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Statement on RWWA chief executive Richard Burt

2/06/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Tourism

McGowan Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

1/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

29/05/2020

Quigley; Papalia

Commerce; Small Business

New WA code provides certainty for commercial tenants

28/05/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional tourism recovery boosted with events support

15/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

11/05/2020

Cook; Papalia

Health; Small Business

COVID Safety Plans key to reopening WA businesses

1/05/2020

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Fisheries

Recreational fishers allowed restricted access to Rottnest Island waters

30/04/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Selected TAB agencies to provide limited transaction services

29/04/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business

COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

20/04/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

COVID-19 takeaway alcohol restrictions lifted

8/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s tourism numbers reach record high before COVID-19 pandemic

3/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New COVID-19 support team to help WA tourism industry

2/04/2020

Papalia

Small Business

New subbies protection laws now in place

2/04/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Applications now open for defence research grants

27/03/2020

Papalia

Racing And Gaming

New support for small businesses during liquor restrictions

17/03/2020

Papalia

Small Business

Small business support services boosted in response to COVID-19

17/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New policy heralds a more inclusive society

15/03/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Harmony Week - a time to celebrate cultural diversity

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

12/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Record breaking campaign encourages West Aussie holidaymakers to 'Do it in WA’

29/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman; Papalia

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Tourism

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

26/02/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Jambo Africa brings vibrant culture to Stirling’s doorstep

25/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

21/02/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

21/02/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

20/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

18/02/2020

MacTiernan; Papalia

Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Leading agtech event heads west

17/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

11/02/2020

Papalia

Defence Issues

Government supports WA defence industry at premier Army expo

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

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

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

6/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

More flights from Singapore shows confidence in WA tourism

31/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Multimillion-dollar marketing boost to holiday in WA and support tourism industry

31/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tết brings fireworks and festivities to Wanneroo

31/01/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Innovative course creating opportunities for budding baristas

30/01/2020

Papalia; Dawson

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Disability Services

New centre to support community’s most vulnerable

30/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

28/01/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan; Papalia

Environment; Regional Development; Tourism

Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

25/01/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Chinese New Year sparkles and dances across WA

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands; Tourism

Aboriginal dance and culture celebrated in Yagan Square

23/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 trophy arrives in Perth ahead of Women’s World Cup

21/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New era for Rottnest Island’s West End as $33 million infrastructure program gets underway

17/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s visitor numbers and spend the highest on record

15/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Education and Training

First ever direct flight from Shanghai to Perth touches down

13/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Half-a-million reasons for more people to visit WA

8/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

AFL Masters Carnival to help kick tourism goals in 2020

1/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Nadal snaps quokka selfie ahead of ATP Cup debut

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Swiss visitors urged not to miss all Western Australia has to offer

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

German and Swiss travellers enticed to WA for outdoor adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA self-drive holidays promoted in Germany and Switzerland

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State on show in new European marketing campaign

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign goes for gold in bid to attract visitors to WA

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

UK travel giant promotes Perth as first stop for Aussie adventure