Northern Suburbs Small Business Virtual Meeting

19 May 2020

McGowan Government hosting virtual small business forum on managing impacts of COVID-19
19 May 2020

• Northern suburbs MPs invite local businesses to join virtual meeting to discuss business impacts of COVID-19 next Monday, 25 May
• Small Business Minister Paul Papalia available to answer questions and provide information about State Government support and assistance
• Participants invited to register by contacting local members Mark Folkard, Emily Hamilton or Sabine Winton

Northern suburbs business owners are invited to join their local McGowan Government MPs and Small Business Minister Paul Papalia for a virtual forum on managing the impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on local small businesses, with many drastically reducing operations or closing their doors entirely as a result of restrictions of public gatherings.

The virtual meeting will provide northern suburbs small business owners with the opportunity to ask questions and raise ideas or concerns direct with Minister Papalia.

Information on State and Federal Government support measures, including business advice and assistance packages, will be available.

The forum will also provide an opportunity for business owners to share their ideas for managing the impacts of the virus and how they are operating in the changed environment.

The meeting will be held online on Monday, 25 May from 1pm - 2pm, with participants asked to register with their local member and submit any questions by 5pm Thursday, 21 May.

Please register by contacting your local MP at:

Mark Folkard MLA, Member for Burns Beach – [email protected]
Emily Hamilton MLA, Member for Joondalup – [email protected]
Sabine Winton MLA, Member for Wanneroo – [email protected]

Comments attributed to Mark Folkard:
“It is important that we provide this forum for business owners in the Burns Beach electorate to talk directly to our Small Business Minister, Paul Papalia.”

Comments attributed to Emily Hamilton:
“I encourage local business operators to ask questions regarding State Government support and how our local Joondalup economy will recover from COVID-19 impacts.”

Comments attributed to Sabine Winton:
“Our small businesses are at the heart of our local economy and having direct access to the Minister for Small Business and the State Government is greatly welcomed by business owners in Wanneroo.”
Comments attributed to Small Business Minister Paul Papalia:
""It’s been an incredibly difficult few months for small business in Western Australia.
“I look forward to taking questions from local business owners, providing information on State Government support measures, and sharing ideas about how we can manage this crisis together.”
Media Contact: Emily Hamilton 9300 3990
Photo caption: Northern suburbs small business owners are invited to join Small Business Minister Paul Papalia, Member for Burns Beach Mark Folkard (L), Member for Joondalup Emily Hamilton (R), and Member for Wanneroo Sabine Winton (not pictured) for a virtual forum on managing the business impacts of COVID-19.