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.

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 /


Camplify urges domestic tourists to consider visiting the Warrumbungles star spectacular

Camplify, Australia’s largest caravan and motorhome sharing community, is urging holidaymakers to consider embarking on a regional road trip to Coonbarabran, home to the ultimate…

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Apr 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Tourism /


Federal Government accused of ‘abandoning’ events industry as JobKeeper ends

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) ​has condemned the Federal Government for both leaving the business events sector without any support following the end of JobKeeper and for…

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Mar 30, 2021 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Government / Hospitality /


Hong Kong gym’s link to COVID-19 cluster shows need for ongoing safety and hygiene commitment

The recent indication that a fitness club in Hong Kong has been the source of a COVID-19 outbreak is emerging as a matter of concern for gym operators and the exercise industry worldwide.…

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Mar 29, 2021 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Safety / Wellness /


Latest designs revealed for transformation of Perth’s WACA Ground

The latest vision has been unveiled for the WACA Ground Improvement Project, aiming to transform the historic East Perth venue into a boutique community and sporting venue, capable of hosting…

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Mar 26, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Design / Government / Sport / Venues /