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Victorian event industry survey shows three quarters of events planned for January and February either cancelled or postponed

Three out of four live events in Victoria are likely to be cancelled or postponed over the next six weeks according to industry group Save Victorian Events. Releasing the results of the…

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Jan 21, 2022 ByNigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government /


Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix to proceed for vaccinated participants

Organisers of Melbourne’s Formula One Grand Prix have confirmed there will be a “zero tolerance” approach on vaccine exemptions for participants, making it mandatory for…

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Jan 21, 2022 Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Gladstone Regional Council welcomes funding commitment for Boyne Tannum aquatic centre

Gladstone Regional Council has welcomed a funding commitment of $15 million from the Federal Labor Opposition towards constructing the Boyne Tannum Aquatic Recreation Centre at the…

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Jan 21, 2022 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Recreation /


Port Macquarie community welcomes land purchase for koala conservation

The Port Macquarie community has welcomed the purchase of 194 hectares of prime bushland to protect core koala habitat. The purchase is funded as a joint initiative between Koala…

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Jan 20, 2022 Environment / Government /


EEAA President welcomes NSW Events Saver Fund

Nicole Walker, president of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA) has welcomed the launch of the new Events Saver Fund for NSW Major Events announced on Monday. The new…

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Jan 20, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government /


Australian Government offers $8.3 million to support travelling showmen and women

With COVID having had an unprecedented impact on agricultural shows - over 700 shows have been cancelled since the pandemic began - the Australian Government through its ‘Supporting…

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Jan 18, 2022 Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Government /


NSW Government reveals event support package for COVID-19 disrupted events

The NSW Government has announced its Event Saver Fund, a support package for major events that have been “cancelled or significantly disrupted” as a result of its current…

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Jan 17, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government /


Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa revoked because of risk to ‘health and good order’

Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for entry into the country, with the Australian Open champion now again facing deportation, subject to an…

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Jan 15, 2022 ByNigel Benton Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


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