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.

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 /


Australian attractions share their penguin encounters on Penguin Awareness Day

On Penguin Awareness Day, 20th January, a number of Australian wildlife attractions consider the plight of the world's penguins, as well as focus on the conservation of their…

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Jan 20, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment / Zoos /


Van Gogh Immersive Art Experience continues to attract large crowds in Sydney

With a closing date of 20th December 2020, the Van Gogh Alive immersive art experience - presented at the Royal Hall of Industries within Sydney’s Moore Park Precinct - continues to…

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Dec 9, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Attractions / Education / Entertainment / Venues /


Australian Government announces unlocking of arts rescue funds and venue capacity increases

Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher has today advised of a roadmap for reopening live performance industry, with live venues and events allowed to…

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Nov 20, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Venues /


Agreement signed for Chinese funded Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project

The Solomon Islands Government has advised that the Chinese funded 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project in Solomon Islands is a step closer with the signing of an implementation…

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Oct 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


Research shows impact of COVID-19 on arts and creative sector workers’ mental health

Research from RMIT University highlights the impact of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions on arts workers, including creative and technical workers and the implications for their mental…

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Oct 13, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Safety / Wellness /