Karen Sweaney

About the author

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.

New research shows that Australian arts and culture will need a ‘total reboot’ after COVID

New research from the Australia Institute warns that the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic will see some “big casualties” in the cultural sector and that a “total…

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Jul 26, 2021 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Venues /


Ken Rosewall Arena and Mon Repos Turtle Centre among buildings shortlisted at 2021 World Architecture Festival Awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the world between 2019 and 2021. The…

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Jul 20, 2021 Karen Sweaney Culture / Design / Environment / Sport / Venues /


Tasmania Pooseum wins three-year planning battle over sign

A museum in the Tasmania town of Richmond “dedicated to all things poo” has won a lengthy legal battle with its local council to display a promotional sign depicting a penguin…

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Jul 14, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Legal / Marketing / Tourism /


Y NSW commits to community connection during Greater Sydney COVID lockdown

With 12 Y NSW run recreation centres currently closed during Greater Sydney’s COVID lockdown, the Y is providing free virtual fitness resources for the whole community, while also…

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Jul 5, 2021 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Wellness /


Abu Dhabi to restrict access to public places to vaccinated people only

The Abu Dhabi Government has advised that it will restrict access to a selection of public places to vaccinated people only as of late August. Announced by the from the Abu Dhabi Emergency,…

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Jun 29, 2021 Karen Sweaney Features / Government / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


Adventure Tourism Victoria denounces partial lifting of lockdown

Adventure Tourism Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation representing the youth and adventure tourism market in Victoria, is calling on the Victorian Government to provide additional aid to…

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Jun 9, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Safety / Tourism /


Mon Repos Turtle Centre to soon be powered almost entirely by renewable energy

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre and conservation park - one of Queensland’s most popular tourism destinations - will soon run almost entirely off renewable energy with the Queensland…

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Jun 4, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment / Technology / Zoos /