Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Paul Papalia MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/06/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia; Saffioti

Regional Development; Tourism; Transport

State Government welcomes regional WA shortlist for new Qantas pilot academy

22/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Minister launches inaugural Indo-Pacific Defence Conference

20/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

New strategy set to maximise Perth Hills’ tourism potential

18/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australian Visitor Centre under new management

11/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Burswood Jetty to support new stadium ferry service

8/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Community language schools receive boost with vital funding

7/06/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

Inaugural WA Defence Industry Capability Directory launched

4/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

Funding boost to help Araluen tourism bloom

1/06/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dragons compete on Champion Lakes

30/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA to host Australian masters hockey championships

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Recognising history central to Reconciliation Week

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest open to more recreational offerings

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Winter offers underline Wadjemup’s year-round appeal

25/05/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Free park entry during Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

24/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Three-day event celebrates African cultures in WA

18/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Local festival celebrates global cultures

18/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200

17/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA’s Muslim communities begin the holiest month of the year

11/05/2018

Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

Taskforce to investigate Western Australian pilot training school

10/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding for Italian language program reinstated in 2018-19 Budget

10/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Jobs boost: Budget delivers $4.9 million boost for Defence West

9/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Small Business

Celebrating 30 years of the WA Industry and Export Awards

8/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Increased flight capacity from Singapore a boost for tourism

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

4/05/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Spectacular festival celebrates Sikh history and New Year

26/04/2018

Papalia; Ellery

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Education and Training

Interpreting students on pathway to vital profession

22/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Albany’s new visitor centre opens to help drive visitation

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host World Indigenous Tourism Summit in 2020

19/04/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

West End linked to Wadjemup walk trails

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Construction begins on new Rottnest offerings

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Record visitation continues for Rottnest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Premium upgrade for Hotel Rottnest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host Australia’s largest tourism trade event in 2019

18/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

17/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

12/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth Fashion Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary

12/04/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Buddha’s Birthday festival celebrates multicultural WA

11/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Whale sharks' arrival signals excitement for 2018

10/04/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown

7/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

First Pilbara Camping with Custodians campground opens

4/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New appointment for Tourism WA board

3/04/2018

Ellery; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Issues

TAFE college named training partner for naval shipbuilding college

31/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Kids admitted to Rottnest Island for free

28/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Surf lifesavers descend on Scarborough

27/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New marketing campaign launched to target youth market

25/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

History-making flight returns from London to Perth

24/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

History in making as first plane prepares to depart Perth for London

23/03/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Community effort to protect iconic WA marsupial

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

22/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Bentley marks Harmony Week with free family festival

21/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

WA students discuss cultural diversity at Harmony Week debate

21/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Two-year action plan to grow tourism in Western Australia

20/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New website reveals the numbers behind WA’s cultural diversity

19/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Economic windfall as cruise line commits to record 141 days in WA

19/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Visitors from across Greater China say ‘Ni Hao’ to WA

17/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Russian community celebrates Harmony Week with the language of music and dance

17/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tea ceremonies have starring role in Harmony Week celebration

17/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New project provides space for creativity and collaboration

16/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Katanning Harmony Festival showcases multicultural gem

16/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Families at the heart of Harmony Week in Three Springs

16/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Bringing cultures together with the world game

15/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Mirrabooka community celebrates Harmony Week

14/03/2018

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Australian-first multicultural uniform guide opens sport to all

14/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Celebrating cultural diversity in Western Australia

11/03/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Transport; Tourism

Fremantle Passenger Terminal to get $3 million refresh

7/03/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker to visit WA's natural attractions

6/03/2018

Papalia; Wyatt

Racing and Gaming; Treasurer

Consultation with racing industry to begin on TAB future

6/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Londoners see Perth ahead of historic flights

5/03/2018

Papalia

Defence Issues

WA to welcome defence industry leaders

3/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Liquor ban declared in Kalumburu

26/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Huge push to sell holidays to Perth and WA begins on east coast

24/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of Western Australian tourism businesses win gold in national awards

23/02/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

23/02/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Busselton to welcome top sailors for SuperFoiler Grand Prix

22/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host national polocrosse championships

21/02/2018

Papalia; Ellery

Tourism; Education and Training

Students encouraged to take up careers in cookery

21/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New research shows importance of Aboriginal tourism to WA

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