News: Government

Former Minister Bridget McKenzie defends role in sports grant allocations

Former Federal Government Minister Bridget McKenzie has broken her silence about the sports grants scandal that ended her frontbench career, defending her actions while conceding more…

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Apr 30, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /


Former NSW Minister for Sport intervened in grants program

NSW Government Minister Stuart Ayres is reported to have directly intervened in a sporting grants program run by the NSW Office of Sport, which awarded the bulk of a $33.4 million funding…

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Apr 30, 2020 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Adelaide City Council looks for government funding for aquatic centre revamp as AFL’s Crows dump headquarters plans

Adelaide City Council is to seek funding from Federal and South Australian Governments as well as neighbouring councils to fund the redevelopment of its ageing Adelaide Aquatic Centre.…

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Apr 30, 2020 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


AALARA updates members on attractions sector challenges

The Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) has updated its members and industry stakeholders on the challenges the sector is facing and its ongoing actions in…

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Apr 29, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Safety / Tourism /


ASCTA advocacy highlights the value of swim coaching and teaching

The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) has shared a letter with its members and industry stakeholders highlighting the value of swim coaching, swim teaching and…

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Apr 29, 2020 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety / Wellness /


Australian Government announces funding for attractions’ animal welfare costs

The Federal Government is set to announce a $94.6 million package to help Australian zoos, aquariums, and other animal attractions with the upkeep of animals during the Coronavirus…

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Apr 28, 2020 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


New Zealand Sports Minister advises of permissible activities under eased Coronavirus Alert

New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson has advised of the activities that will be allowed as the nation moves to its eased Level 3 status, with rules around exercise, recreation and…

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Apr 27, 2020 Fitness / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /


Queensland and West Australian Governments announce easing of Coronavirus restrictions

The Governments of Western Australia and Queensland have today each announced an easing of Coronavirus restrictions, making some allowances for people to resume some specific activities.…

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Apr 26, 2020 Government / Recreation / Wellness /


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