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.

Awaiting release of Human Rights Commission’s review Australian Sports Commission launches services to support abused gymnasts

In advance of tomorrow’s release of the independent report by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into allegations of abuse of gymnasts in the former Australian…

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May 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Legal / Sport / Wellness /


Esports cup to be held for first time in Greater Hamilton

The Australian Esports League are bringing their Esports Cup to Greater Hamilton on 29th and 30th May as part of Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Event Attraction Program…

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Apr 28, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Abu Dhabi Government champions new tourism quality controls

The Abu Dhabi Government’s Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the establishment of a new quality control system for the its tourism product,…

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Apr 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Perth’s snap three-day lockdown sees closure of aquatic centres, gyms and theatres while sport to proceed without fans

The Western Australian Government’s announcement of a snap three-day lockdown for the Perth and the Peel region means that events will not be held and facilities will be closed over the…

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Apr 23, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Entertainment / Fitness / Government / Sport /


Returning to full capacity operations sees Perth’s Optus Stadium and RAC Arena look to recruit

The return of Perth’s major venues to 100% capacity means that Optus Stadium and RAC Arena are on the lookout for staff. With crowd limits scrapped across Western Australia, both…

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Apr 16, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Hospitality / Sport / Venues /


Industry bodies respond to travel bubble agreement between Australia and New Zealand

The announcement of a travel bubble agreement between Australia and New Zealand Governments commencing on 19th April has been welcomed by the tourism industry in both countries. The…

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Apr 7, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


Swimming Australia confirms 2021 Age Championships will proceed on the Gold Coast

Swimming Australia has confirmed that the 2021 Australian Age Swimming Championships, which includes the Australian Multi-Class Swimming Championships, will proceed as planned on the Gold…

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Apr 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /