Jessica joined Business News in August 2019 after completing an internship at Solstice Media-run online publication The Lead, based in Adelaide. She covers a variety of topics at Business News for both online and print, including junior mining, sport, health, and technology. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide in 2019, with a major in journalism, and a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University in 2014 (marketing and advertising). She is a former paralegal with national firm Galilee Solicitors.
UPDATED: A three-year trial to boost rock lobster availability in Western Australia is expected to increase visitor expenditure and grow jobs in marine tourism, though the lobster industry has expressed concern over the changes.
Industry bodies are divided over a plan to increase regulation of short-stay accommodation providers such as Airbnb, with Tourism Council WA and the Australian Hotels Association among supporters of the proposed rules.
Alaska-focused oil and gas explorer 88 Energy, formerly Tangiers Petroleum, has announced it will raise $6.75 million through a share placement to fund operations at its flagship Project Icewine venture.