Minister denies knowing about accommodation price gouging

The State Tourism Minister has pleaded ignorance over the growing trend of overseas accommodation booking platforms price gouging at the expense of accommodation providers’ reputation in the South West. Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman said booking platforms were dialing up the cost and taking a larger proportional cut of accommodation nights while providers only received…

Regional workforce shortages need to be addressed: Blayney

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney MLA is calling on the State Government to address regional workforce shortages after the Midwest Chamber of Commerce highlights concerns of local businesses. Mr Blayney said regional workforce shortages were likely to worsen, creating serious challenges for the businesses reliant on seasonal workers. “During the current peak holiday period there…