News: Government

Geelong Performing Arts Centre redevelopment gets $120 million boost

The Geelong Performing Arts Centre has been allocated more than $120 million for a rebuild in the latest Victorian Government budget. The funding has been pledged for the final stage of…

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Jun 9, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Government / Venues /


ACT budget backs football initiatives in Canberra

Canberra is set to host three football internationals over the next two years including a Socceroos qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Capital Football Chief Executive Phil…

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Jun 8, 2019 Events / Finance / Government / Sport /


Recreation Aotearoa welcomes increased funding for sport and physical activity

Recreation Aotearoa has applauded the New Zealand Government's new budget  saying the decision to allocate more on sport and recreation is welcome recognition for the role it plays…

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May 31, 2019 Finance / Government / Play / Recreation / Sport /


New Zealand’s ‘well-being’ budget promises to care for most vulnerable

After more than a year of speculation, New Zealand’s Government has unveiled its “world-first” wellbeing budget, to widespread praise from social agencies charged with…

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May 30, 2019 Finance / Government / Wellness /


Following 2018 drug deaths Defqon.1 festival now ‘postponed indefinitely’

Almost nine months after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian vowed to "do everything we can to shut this down", the controversial Defqon.1 hardcore dance festival has been…

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May 30, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Venues /


Australian Chamber-Tourism congratulates Simon Birmingham on re-appointment as Tourism Minister

Australian Chamber - Tourism, the national peak body of Australian tourism organisations has welcomed the re-appointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as Minister for Tourism and are…

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May 28, 2019 Government / Tourism /


South Australian Government backs Royal Life Saving Society branch

The South Australian Government has released funding for Royal Life Saving Society - Australia’s state branch which has fallen into financial trouble. The Royal Life Saving Society…

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May 28, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Finance / Government / Safety /


Live Performance Australia welcomes new Federal Arts Minister

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has congratulated Paul Fletcher on his appointment as the new Federal Minister for the Arts, Communications and Cyber Safety. LPA Chief Executive, Evelyn…

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May 28, 2019 Arts / Government / Technology /


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