Mark McGowan

Travel Agents

WA travel agents now able to apply for their share of $16.8m support fund

With the WA government posting a whopping $5.6 billion surplus in FY21, we reckon Mark McGowan won’t even notice a few mill gone from his war chest.

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Destinations

Frydenberg threatens to cut economic support for WA if it doesn’t stick to National Cabinet’s reopening plan

Marky Mark McGowan must have struck a nerve when he suggested the Treasurer lived in “cloud cuckoo land”, because Josh Frydenberg has hit back in a big way.

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Destinations

“We are at tipping point”: Lockdown updates for Darwin, Melbourne and the ACT, as states scramble to stop Delta variant

It’s bloody lockdown mania today, with Darwin entering one, and Melbourne and the ACT extending theirs by two weeks.

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WA Premier warns state’s border will remain closed tight if NSW goes “rogue”

Marky Mark McGowan has warned NSW against allowing the current COVID outbreak to get out of control, following alarming comments by the state’s Health Minister.

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Tourism

PM slashes inbound caps, says vaccinated Aussies may be travelling overseas by end of 2021

by Ali Coulton

ScoMo’s shiny new roadmap to get Australia “back to normal” includes shortened quarantine periods and unrestricted international travel for vaccinated Aussies.

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WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots

by Ali Coulton

States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.

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Perth emerges from lockdown, but strict interim restrictions remain

Hooray for WA! Marky Mark and his funky bunch have managed to keep COVID at bay.

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Western Australia to finally lift border restrictions for NSW and Victorian travellers

It appears Marky Mark McGowan couldn’t help but steal some of the thunder from Queensland on its big border reopening day.

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Western Australia to finally scrap hard border policy

WA is set to transition to a “safe and sensible” border regime. But, NSW travellers are once again being lumped with Victorians when it comes to risk levels.

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New advice says WA’s hard border should stay, as Health Minister calls for reopening consideration

Confused over the future of WA’s hard border closure? Prepare to fall deeper down the rabbit hole with this update.

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Aviation

Federal government looks to increase Australia’s cap on international arrivals

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government plans to increase the cap on international arrivals to 6,000 per week, but it needs the states and territories to play their part.

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Cap on international arrivals introduced to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia is set to see a lot less aviation activity from overseas, as National Cabinet tries to ease the quarantine burden being carried by hotels.

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