News: Government

Federal Government announces $8.7 million funding for independent cinemas

158 independent cinemas across Australia will share in more than $8.7 million to keep their doors open, under the first batch of the Federal Government’s $20 million Supporting…

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Jul 16, 2021 Entertainment / Finance / Government /


New Zealand Government prioritises South Island areas in tourism infrastructure fund

Five South Island areas have been prioritised in the latest round of decisions from the New Zealand Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF). a tourism fund that is supporting…

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Jul 16, 2021 Finance / Government / Tourism /


Melbourne gyms face new round of closures amid new Victorian lockdown

With Melbourne facing its latest Coronavirus related lockdown, indoor exercise facilities including aquatic centres, gyms and sporting arenas are again facing new closures. Responding to…

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Jul 16, 2021 Fitness / Government / Safety /


Victorian Government launches new creative industries strategy

The Victorian Government has launched Creative State 2025 - its new four-year plan, developed with input from many across the State’s creative community. Supported with a $288…

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Jul 15, 2021 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Finance / Government /


Qatar announces plans to add 105 hotels ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

The Qatar Government has announced that it will add 105 new hotels and apartment hotels to its tourism portfolio as it gears up to host the FIFA World Cup from November next year.…

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Jul 15, 2021 ByNigel Benton Government / Hospitality / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


AUSTSWIM secures Federal Government backing for Removing Barriers program

AUSTSWIM has announced that it has secured program funding through the Federal Department of Social Services for its Removing Barriers initiative. Based on self-reported data in the…

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Jul 14, 2021 Access / Aquatics / Education / Government /


NSW Government to offer Coronavirus support to the arts and employees

The NSW Government has pledged $75 million to help keep the performing arts sector afloat during the current COVID-19 lockdown, but there has been no mention of the events sector getting…

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Jul 14, 2021 Arts / Finance / Government / Safety /


South Korean Government bans high tempo music in Seoul gyms

Gyms in South Korea's capital Seoul and its surrounding region have been that they should not play music with a tempo higher than 120 beats per minute (BPM), in order to limit the…

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Jul 14, 2021 Fitness / Government / Safety / Wellness /


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