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.

Australia’s largest Paralympic team competing abroad receives growing and ongoing support   

Australia’s largest ever team competing at an overseas Paralympic Games is receiving record support at home, including investment and innovation from the Australian Institute of Sport…

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Aug 23, 2021 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Sport / Technology /


Latest IPCC report supports evidence Australia urgently needs to improve its climate policies

The latest report by the world’s top climate scientists has significantly supported the growing evidence that Australia urgently needs to improve its climate policies to help prevent…

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Aug 10, 2021 Karen Sweaney Education / Environment /


With Australia facing a full waste export ban, recycling projects are being rolled out across NSW

By mid-2024 when the full waste export ban comes into effect, Australia must recycle around 645,000 additional tonnes of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres each year. As Australia…

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Aug 9, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Hospitality /


New and expanded lockdowns impact more than half of Australia

Australia’s worsening Coronavirus crisis has seen the NSW Government extend its lockdown restrictions to the Hunter Valley and Newcastle while the Victorian Government entered the state…

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Aug 6, 2021 Karen Sweaney Safety / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


New Brimbank facility to be Australia’s first zero emissions aquatic centre

Brimbank City Council has revealed its new Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre will be the first facility of its type in Australia to use heat pumps powered by solar energy. Set to be…

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Aug 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology /


Adelaide Festival Centre transitions ticketing service from BASS to Ticketek

The Adelaide Festival Centre has today announced it will be transitioning from its current ticketing service BASS to national ticketing provider Ticketek advising that technological…

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Jul 28, 2021 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Ticketing / Venues /


Body Concept Pilates Studios shortlisted for INDESIGN 2021 award

The Shanghai-based Vermilion Zhou Design Group have been shortlisted for an INDESIGN 2021 award within the Health and Fitness category for their interior design of the Body Concept Pilates…

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Jul 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Design / Fitness / Hospitality / Venues / Wellness /