Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

South Australia’s ban on single-use plastic starts today

Today marks South Australia becoming the first State or Territory in Australia to ban single-use plastic products with drinking straws, stirrers and cutlery to be prohibited from sale, supply…

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Mar 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Government / Legal / Wellness /


Genting Malaysia reveals Genting SkyWorlds brand and new theme park opening

Following a series of delays, Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting has revealed the branding for it new outdoor theme park - Genting SkyWorlds - and that it will be opening before the…

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Feb 26, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism /


Singapore sets sustainable targets for next 10 years

The Government of Singapore has this week released details of a national agenda on sustainable development with the unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Introduced as a…

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Feb 13, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation /


International fitness bodies launch leadership initiatives

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and the Singapore-based Fit Summit have this week each launched leadership initiatives that aim to shape and provide…

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Feb 11, 2021 Karen Sweaney Finance / Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /


Global warming and sea level rise place tourist destinations at risk

With sea-level rise likely to affect hundreds of millions of people throughout this century, a number of tourist destinations are at serious risk of completely vanishing by 2100. Around the…

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Feb 8, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Tourism /


Revelations at Collingwood FC are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of racial prejudice in Australian sport

Professor Richard Pringle, a sports sociologist at Monash University, has suggested that the racism revealed in a newly released report on Collingwood Football Club is “the tip of the…

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Feb 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Legal / Sport /


Fitness First launches ‘Put Yourself First’ campaign

With the Coronavirus pandemic impacting fitness operators with enforced closures and apprehensive members hesitant to return to facilities during 2020, Fitness First is seeking to highlight…

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Jan 25, 2021 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Marketing /