Western Australia

Destinations

Tourism WA appoints new managing director

Tourism WA’s named its new boss who, you could argue, has a tough task ahead given the state’s strict border ways.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre boss threatens legal challenge over state border closures

Skroo has joined the federal government’s deafening chorus of “STICK TO THE PLAN”, claiming some states have cost his company $100 million each month.

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Aviation

Qantas snubs WA, postponing resumption of Perth-London service

Qantas has once again thumbed the nose at WA Premier Marky Mark McGowan, giving us yet another great excuse to use this image of Alan Joyce looking smug at the races.

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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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Aviation

Qantas will prioritise states sticking to national plan for international flights, says Joyce

Qantas’ CEO has taken a swipe at WA and Queensland, while also revealing that the flying kangaroo will likely test out a few fresh international routes.

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Destinations

Federal govt minister accuses Qld Premier of “scaremongering”, as reopening plan continues to cause division

by Ali Coulton

The remark was the latest blow in the federal government’s attack on state leaders who show hesitancy in opening back up as per the National Cabinet plan.

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Road & Rail

WATCH: Woman breaches WA border, leads police on high-speed chase while towing caravan

The 47-year-old allegedly rammed a police car, tried to run down an officer and threw a lit jar of petrol out her window. If you think that’s bonkers, wait until you hear about her court appearance.

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Destinations

Western Australia to introduce strictest-ever state border restrictions for NSW

WA will soon be in a league of its own for border restrictions, with Marky Mark McGowan ready to throw NSW into the ‘extreme risk’ bucket.

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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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Destinations

Qld closes border to NSW, WA reinstates hard border with SA, trans-Tasman bubble suspended, and Victoria calls for “ring of steel” around Sydney

Yes, we got a bit carried away with the headline, but there has been A LOT going in in the last 24 hours that you all should be fully aware of.

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Destinations

South Australia and WA place further travel restrictions on Victoria, as Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak grows

by Ali Coulton

Other states are beginning to tighten restrictions on Victorian travellers, as the race to contain Melbourne’s COVID outbreak continues.

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Victoria relaxes travel restrictions for Qld, NT and WA, but slams border shut for all of NSW

Have all the latest border changes got you in a tizz? Immediately un-tizz yourself here with this explainer.

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