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Opinion: All Levels of Government are Avoiding Effective Consultations with their Communities

Australians are no longer being consulted about what is happening in their communities as they could or should be. Whether it is railway station car parks, sporting facilities across…

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Jan 9, 2022 ByDr Ken Marriott Government /


Poor adult swimming skills contribute to summer drownings

With the nation facing a spike in drowning deaths since the start of summer with 43 people drowning - a 23% increase on the same time last year - Royal Life Saving Society - Australia…

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Jan 8, 2022 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /


Organisers announce postponement of Tamworth Country Music Festival

Organisers of the Tamworth Country Music Festival have announced that its 50th-anniversary event, scheduled to start at the end of next week, will be postponed as a result of the NSW…

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Jan 7, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Government / Safety / Venues /


Upgrades to continue at Perth’s WACA following demolition of Inverarity Stand

The redevelopment of Perth’s WACA is set to continue next month following the pre-Christmas demolition of the venue’s Inverarity Stand. Constructed in 1970 for the very first…

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Jan 7, 2022 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Victorian Government’s new COVID-19 density limits set to further impact entertainment and tourism businesses

The Victorian Government has reintroduced density limits for indoor venues aimed at reducing the accelerating spread of COVID-19. Reinstated from 11:59pm last night, the density limits of…

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Jan 7, 2022 Entertainment / Government / Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


Australian Border Force moves to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic after visa cancellation

World number one tennis star Novak Djokovic, who had on Tuesday been granted a medical exemption to play in the 2022 Australian Open, is facing deportation from the country after having…

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Jan 6, 2022 Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Sydney Festival issues statement on escalating boycott over Israeli embassy funding

Sydney Festival has issued a statement following the withdrawal from its 2022 line-up of a number of artists and organisations over the festival’s decision to accept $20,000 from the…

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Jan 5, 2022 ByKaren Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events / Finance / Government /


City of Melbourne funding supports community initiatives and projects

More than 70 community projects will share in the $500,000 City of Melbourne funding including an initiative to encourage girls to play football along with support programs for young,…

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Jan 5, 2022 Finance / Government / Sport /


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