News: Access

Melbourne to host first round of 2019 World Para Swimming Series

In a first for Australia, World Para Swimming has today named Melbourne as the host for the opening 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. Going into its third season, the competition…

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Oct 2, 2018 Access / Aquatics / Sport /


Australia Council backs arts and disability with significant new funding

The Australia Council has committed $750,000 over three years to support sustainable careers and to recognise the artistic excellence of artists with disability. Australia Council Chief…

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Sep 24, 2018 Access / Arts / Events / Finance /


Cameron Leslie appointed as New Zealand’s National Para Swimming Coordinator

Swimming NZ (SNZ), in partnership with Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ), has announced the appointment of triple Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder Cameron Leslie to the new…

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Sep 14, 2018 Access / Aquatics / Sport /


Australian Paralympic Committee names new President

The Board of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has a new President for the first time since 2013, with Jock O’Callaghan replacing Glenn Tasker in the role. The move is part…

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Sep 3, 2018 Access / Sport /


Qudos Bank Arena cites ‘duty of care’ in refusing P!NK concert VIP area access to woman in wheelchair

Qudos Bank Arena has cited its “duty of care” to all patrons in denying a disabled fan and her carer entry into a VIP area following a dispute over wheelchair…

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Aug 29, 2018 Access / Entertainment / Security / Venues /


Skidata looks to expand provision of people access solutions across Australasia

SKIDATA’s recent staging of its inaugural Australian and New Zealand People Access Conference at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium marks the start of a new era in the company’s…

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Aug 29, 2018 Access / Attractions / Technology / Ticketing / Venues /


All-ability competitors join iFLY Australia Indoor Skydiving Championships

The annual Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships being contested at the iFLY Downunder attraction in Penrith over the next two days is this year seeing all-ability competitors…

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Aug 24, 2018 Access / Attractions / Events / Sport /


NSW Government advances design guidelines for more inclusive play spaces

The NSW Government is inviting the community to provide feedback on new design guidelines aimed at making play spaces across NSW more inclusive for everyone in the community. NSW Minister…

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Aug 18, 2018 Access / Design / Parks / Play / Recreation /


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