Small Business and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia gives updates at Joondalup Business Association breakfast

Small Business and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Joondalup Business Association president Max Wilson. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Small Business and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Joondalup Business Association president Max Wilson. Picture: Martin Kennealey

DIRECT flights to Perth from India and Japan and increased flights to China could bring another 150,000 people to the state, according to Small Business and Tourism Minister Paul Papalia.

Speaking at a Joondalup Business Association breakfast on Wednesday, Mr Papalia said that would add to the already 1 million people who visit.

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Also on the agenda was the increased role of the Small Business Development Corporation to deliver programs to areas of small business that may be under economic stress.

“The Joondalup Business Association appreciates the minister’s visit to go through possible growth within the tourism sector and updates in the small business field,” president Max Wilson said.

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“This will help us continue to deliver the information required to assist small business in its planning and growth.”