DFAT apologises for Perth travel warning
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has apologised for sending out a travel advisory warning that Perth is dangerous at this time of year.
Subscribers to the department’s email travel advice received the message overnight.
It is the same service that warns Australian travellers about other countries’ security and cultural conditions.
The department says the Perth message was mistakenly sent by an external contractor while testing a new mail system.
It says it has taken action to ensure that test messages will not be sent out again.