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.

Clever detection dogs track down both threatened koalas and rare plants

Thanks to their acute sense of smell, two English Springer Spaniels named Taz and Missy of OWAD Environment have been deployed to find koalas threatened by bushfires in Queensland and more…

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Feb 17, 2020 Karen Sweaney Environment / Safety /


Singapore Tourism Board looks to boost confidence in wake of ongoing Coronavirus impact

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has advised that tourism for 2020 will be significantly impacted as a result of the Coronavirus - also known as COVID-19. In the wake of reduced travel…

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Feb 16, 2020 Karen Sweaney Safety / Security / Tourism /


FitTech Summit and FIBO collaborate to project the future of fitness

FIBO 2020 is collaborating with the FitTech Summit in early April in the German city of Cologne to present insights from the FitTech industry and project the future of fitness. This journey…

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Feb 14, 2020 Karen Sweaney Education / Fitness / Technology / Wellness /


Coronavirus continues to impact China’s sports events

The coronavirus continues to impact China’s sports events as China’s General Administration of Sport (GAS) has instructed the nation’s sports associations to consider…

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Feb 12, 2020 Karen Sweaney Safety / Security / Sport / Wellness /


Plans revealed for surf wave park at golf resort in outer Western Sydney

Ambitious plans for a surf wave park at a golf club on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in outer Western Sydney, utilising wave-generating technology from USA-based company Surf Loch Wave…

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Jan 30, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Golf / Tourism / Waterparks /


Coronavirus sees cancellation of major events and closure of attractions in China

As the Wuhan Coronavirus (known for now as 2019-nCoV) continues to spread across China and beyond, major events have been cancelled and attractions closed. This comes in a week when millions…

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Jan 24, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Environment / Tourism /


How did Geoffrey Rush’s alleged inappropriate behaviour end up in court?

With sexual assault allegations in the entertainment industry having gained massive attention in the past few years, often as a result of thorough investigation, it is remarkable to contrast…

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Nov 1, 2018 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Legal /