News: Government

Federal Government questioned over drought funds being used to back music festivals

The Federal Government’s $100 million funding package for regions suffering from the effects of an ongoing drought has come under scrutiny following an audit shows that some of the…

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Oct 16, 2019 Environment / Events / Finance / Government /

 
 

Ngai Tahu Tourism looks to launch electric jet boat

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngai Tahu Tourism, is set to convert one of its petrol-powered jet boats to 100% electric. New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and…

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Oct 16, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Technology /

 
 

Destination NSW Chief Executive Sandra Chipchase to depart after eight years

Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive of Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney, has announced she is leaving the NSW Government’s tourism and events agency after eight…

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Oct 15, 2019 Events / Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

Tasmanians back state’s AFL bid

More than 50,000 people have signed the ‘United We Stand’ petition calling for Tasmanian teams to be admitted to the AFL and AFLW competitions. Encouraging those with a passion…

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Oct 15, 2019 Government / Marketing / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Fijian team to join NSWRL competition for 2020 season

The NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) has today announced an historic agreement with Fiji National Rugby League which will see Fiji field a team in a NSWRL competition next season in a move to…

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Oct 11, 2019 Government / Sport /

 
 

Australia’s Cultural Ministers agree to new framework for the performing arts

A new National Performing Arts Partnership (NPAP) Framework to support the performing arts sector has been agreed by the Australian Government along with states and territories at…

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Oct 11, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government /

 
 

Plans for Melbourne Rugby League Centre of Excellence move forward

Plans for a Rugby League Centre of Excellence in the Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, that will provide an administrative-base for NRL Victoria and move forward the Melbourne Storm's…

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Oct 11, 2019 Finance / Government / Parks / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Western Australian Government abandons plans to merge state’s major cultural institutions

The Western Australian Government has halted plans to merge the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum and the State Library of Western Australia into a single…

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Oct 9, 2019 Arts / Attractions / Education / Government / Venues /

 
 

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