Fisheries Minister Peter Tinley has unveiled a range of measures to support Western Australia’s rock lobster industry as a result of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, including an extended fishing season and measures to increase local sales opportunities.
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Qantas has slashed the capacity of its international flights by almost a quarter for the next six months due to the coronavirus impact. The airline also announced cost saving measures, including cuts in salaries for its top executives.
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A Perth Glory soccer game planned for next Wednesday has been postponed, while the state government has announced it would open three clinics at metropolitan hospitals tomorrow to test for coronavirus, as the epidemic escalates with WA’s sixth case confirmed today.
Five Western Australian tourism businesses have received gold medals at the recent 2019 Australian Tourism Awards ceremony, with recognition for best accommodation and food tourism excellence among the winning categories.
Marine technology company VEEM has today launched a new gyrostabiliser and a facility with the capacity to produce more than $100 million worth of gyros a year to cater for an anticipated uptick in demand.
Western Australia's liquefied natural gas sector has been largely unaffected to date by the COVID-19 crisis, but a new report shows travel restrictions and declining oil prices could slow development of major projects, including Woodside Petroleum and BHP's $16 billion Scarborough joint venture.
Mark McGowan says regional WA travel restrictions will soon be announced, foreshadows beach closures. Optus Stadium converted to emergency headquarters for WA police. WA's confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 35 to 175.
WA's confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 20 overnight to 140. Premier Mark McGowan warned not enough people were adhering to social distancing rules. WA will go into border lockdown tomorrow while cafes, restaurants and bars were restricted to takeaway services only at 12pm today.