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Queensland budget delivers record funding agreement for Surf Life Saving

The Queensland Government has confirmed a record $125 million 10-year service agreement with Surf Life Saving Queensland as part of its 2023/24 budget unveiled yesterday. The commitment,…

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Jun 12, 2024 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Recreation / Safety /


Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre secures funding through national partnership

Australia’s oldest continuing theatre company, Queensland’s La Boite Theatre has secured funding through the National Performing Arts Framework (NPAF) through a joint agreement…

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Jun 11, 2024 Arts / Entertainment / Government / Venues /


737 Australians recognised in King’s Birthday 2024 Honour List

737 Australians have been recognised for their services in the King’s Birthday 2024 Honour List - a significant decrease from the 1192 awards presented in 2023. Of the 737 honours…

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Jun 10, 2024 Arts / Environment / Government / Sport /


Western Australian Government announces appointment of new Commissioners to Tourism WA Board

Western Australian Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti has today advised of the appointment of five new commissioners - Rosanna Angus, Kristy Bailey, Andrew Lane, Caroline Taylor and Jason…

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Jun 10, 2024 Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Surfers for Climate dismayed at Victorian Government’s approval of gas drilling near 12 Apostles

With today being World Oceans Day - celebrated on 8th Juneh - Surfers for Climate, an Australian charity dedicated to “turning the tide on climate change”, have expressed…

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Jun 9, 2024 Environment / Government / Tourism /


Netball Australia’s new leadership secures $6 million Federal Government funding for 2027 World Cup

Netball Australia has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will invest $6 million in the Sydney 2027 Netball World Cup. Federal Minister for Sport Anika…

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Jun 7, 2024 Events / Finance / Government / Sport /


‘State of the Scene’ report delivers inaugural census of the live music industry in NSW

The newly established Sound NSW - a part of Create NSW - commissioned Ethos Urban to undertake a first-of-its-kind census of live music in NSW delivered via the report ‘State of the…

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Jun 7, 2024 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Government / Venues /


NSW legislation grants police ‘wanding’ search powers in sporting venues

Following this year’s spate of stabbing incidents in NSW, the State Government has passed new laws to tackle knife crime by giving police extra powers to use handheld scanners…

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Jun 7, 2024 Events / Government / Legal / Safety / Venues /


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