News: Government

Sport Minister Richard Colbeck makes safety plea after holiday drownings

Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck has issued an urgent reminder to communities across the nation not to become complacent after a string of tragedies left families devastated.…

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Jan 4, 2022 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Safety /


Western Australia phases out single-use plastics

As of 1st January, Western Australia has banned helium balloon releases along with all single-use plastic bowls, cups for cold beverages and hot foods, plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws,…

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Jan 3, 2022 Environment / Government / Legal /


Multiple Olympic Gold medallist Lisa Carrington named a Dame in New Zealand’s New Year Honours list

183 New Zealanders have been named in the country’s New Year Honours with multiple Olympic Gold medal winning canoe racer Lisa Carrington and Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe among…

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Jan 1, 2022 Environment / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Western Australian Government offers new financial support for businesses impacted by COVID restrictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced a multimillion-dollar financial support package for businesses directly impacted by the current public health rules impacting greater…

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Dec 31, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government / Safety /


Northern Territory artists supported through Arts Projects grants

A $300,000 Northern Territory Government grant will support artists and arts workers to further their career paths, build professional networks and partnerships, grow audiences, and…

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Dec 31, 2021 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Finance / Government /


71 projects set to boost arts tourism in regional Australia

The Federal Government has announced additional support for the arts and cultural sector in regional Australia, with 71 projects set to share more than $2.7 million under Round 13 of the…

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Dec 29, 2021 Arts / Entertainment / Events / Government / Tourism /


Arts Tasmania continues to support cultural heritage organisations and activities

The latest Arts Tasmania funding rounds for cultural heritage organisations will see $465,000 in grants distributed to 11 museums, collections, and galleries across the State to enable the…

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Dec 29, 2021 Arts / Culture / Finance / Government /


Two new tourism packages announced for Northern Territory local governments

The Northern Territory Government has announced $1.1 million in funding for two new packages to support regional and town councils with their tourism development. Local Governments…

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Dec 28, 2021 Government / Tourism /


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