WA announces hard border closure from Sunday

The McGowan Government will introduce a hard border closure for WA as the state records eight new positive cases of COVID-19. The closure will come into force from 11:59pm on Sunday night with Premier Mark McGowan stating that “isolation is now our best defence.” Western Australians would not be able to return after the cutoff.…

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Grants open to boost WA defence industry

The State Government will support collaborative research to strengthen WA’s defence industry with new grants, the McGowan Government has revealed. Applications for the Collaborative Research grants are now open and are a key component of the government’s Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan to grow the local defence industry and create jobs. The Defence Science…

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Higher penalties to protect frontline workers from COVID-19 related attacks

Frontline workers will be protected from coronavirus-related assaults and threats following the introduction of new penalties, the McGowan Government has announced. Higher penalties have been passed under the Criminal Code Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill for assaulting or threatening public officers and workers. Under the penalties, someone convicted of assaulting a frontline worker where they know…

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Rebels president charged over alleged extortion

WA Police have arrested the State President of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang over alleged extortion in the Perth Metropolitan area. Gang Crime Squad officers executed search warrants on Wednesday morning, arresting 50-year-old Nick Martin along with his 46-year-old wife. They have been charged with two counts of demanding property by oral threats and one…

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