Nigel Benton

About the author

Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner and publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

As of 2020, he has launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

Ambitious state league football clubs release plans for a National Second Division

The Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) has released a progress report on its objective to introduce a national second division of football by the end of 2022. With football in…

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Jan 19, 2021 Nigel Benton Finance / Sport / Venues /


Chinese F1 Grand Prix postponed to second half of 2021

Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been put on hold indefinitely as Coronavirus quarantine restrictions have forced changes to the race series' 2021 calendar. The second Formula 1…

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Jan 13, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Season-opening Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix set to be postponed?

Formula 1's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next month is set to be postponed due to Victoria’s COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. After a disrupted 2020 campaign…

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Jan 5, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Welcoming a New Year

As we approach the end of 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the team at Australasian Leisure Management would like to wish all readers and those across the industry a happy, safe and…

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Dec 31, 2020 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Tourism /


SCG to stage New Year’s Test after Cricket Australia secures ‘hub’ agreements from NSW and Queensland Governments

The New Year’s Test match will go ahead as planned at the Sydney Cricket Ground despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in NSW. Due to start on 7th January, the third Test of the…

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Dec 29, 2020 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Ombudsman’s report calls for action in addressing ‘national crisis’ in insurance coverage

The newly released Small Business Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry Report has called for urgent action to address what it describes as widespread market failure over the availability and…

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Dec 29, 2020 Nigel Benton Finance / Insurance / Safety /


FITREC cites Fair Work Ombudsman advice in ongoing battle over registration of industry professionals

FITREC has highlighted advice received from the Fair Work Ombudsman in its ongoing dispute with fitness registration bodies Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia. Highlighting…

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Dec 18, 2020 Nigel Benton Education / Fitness / Legal /