News: Government

More funding for Western Australia’s national parks and reserves

The Western Australian Government is investing more than $22 million to the creation and ongoing management of national parks, marine parks and conservation reserves in its 2019/20 State…

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Jul 9, 2019 Environment / Finance / Government / Parks / Tourism /


New Chief Executive appointed at VicHealth

Doctor and public health advocate Dr Sandro Demaio has been announced as the new Chief Executive of VicHealth - the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. Announcing Dr Demaio’s…

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Jul 8, 2019 Education / Government / Sport / Wellness /


Prime Minister Scott Morrison backs Brisbane bid to host Olympic Games

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has voiced his backing for plans for South East Queensland to host the 2032 Olympics, saying it had the potential to be even better than the Sydney…

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Jul 3, 2019 Events / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Federal Environment Minister grants woodlands protection after years of delay by predecessors

Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley has added new plants and animals to Australia’s national list of threatened species, including woodlands that had been eligible for…

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Jul 3, 2019 Environment / Government / Parks /


New Tourism Minister appointed in New Zealand Cabinet reshuffle

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's reshuffle of her Cabinet reshuffle has seen the appointment of an Associate Tourism Minister, Peeni Henare. In a move welcomed by Tourism…

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Jun 27, 2019 Government / Tourism /


NSW Government admits no timeline for ANZ Stadium redevelopment

The NSW Government has admitted it cannot guarantee a timeline for the redevelopment of Sydney's ANZ Stadium. With redevelopment of the former Olympic venue having previously been…

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Jun 25, 2019 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


New Zealand’s 2019 budget provides new funding for creative communities

While widely acknowledged for its wellbeing measures, the New Zealand Government’s latest budget has also recognised the vital contribution and huge value the creative sector brings…

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Jun 21, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government /


NSW budget sees cuts for Destination NSW while arts in Sydney gets $800 million boost

Tourism and events promotion agency Destination NSW has seen its budget cut by $35 million in the NSW Government budget, with the tourism body set to lose around $35 million in funding.…

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Jun 19, 2019 Arts / Attractions / Education / Government / Marketing /


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