The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed the announced reshuffle of the WA Cabinet. 

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the relatively modest reshuffle would provide certainty and continuity to WA’s hotel and hospitality industry. 

“We welcome Minister Paul Papalia back to the Racing and Gaming portfolio and we look forward to continue to work collaboratively, as we have done in the past,” Mr Woods said. 

“Minister Papalia has an excellent understanding of the challenges and concerns faced by WA’s hotel and hospitality industry, with a history of providing strong leadership on key initiatives such as the Banned Drinkers Register.” 

“I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Minister Reece Whitby for his outstanding work in the Racing and Gaming portfolio, which he has held with distinction since March 2021.” 

“Minister Whitby and his staff have always strived to work closely with the AHA on a range of critical issues, which has been to the benefit of WA’s hotels and hospitality venues.” 

“For more than a year, Minister Whitby has spearheaded the review of WA’s liquor laws, and we are confident this cooperative approach will continue under Minister Papalia’s leadership.” 

“We would like to congratulate new Minister, Hannah Beazley, on her worthy elevation to Cabinet and we look forward to working with her in the years ahead.” 

“I also take this opportunity to congratulate Minister Bill Johnston on his retirement from the Parliament. Minister Johnston has had an esteemed career in state politics and has been an exceptional parliamentary representative.” 

Further information: David De Garis 0412 577 567 

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