News: Government

Victorian Government’s new COVID-19 density limits set to further impact entertainment and tourism businesses

The Victorian Government has reintroduced density limits for indoor venues aimed at reducing the accelerating spread of COVID-19. Reinstated from 11:59pm last night, the density limits of…

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Jan 7, 2022 Entertainment / Government / Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


Australian Border Force moves to deport tennis star Novak Djokovic after visa cancellation

World number one tennis star Novak Djokovic, who had on Tuesday been granted a medical exemption to play in the 2022 Australian Open, is facing deportation from the country after having…

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Jan 6, 2022 Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Sydney Festival issues statement on escalating boycott over Israeli embassy funding

Sydney Festival has issued a statement following the withdrawal from its 2022 line-up of a number of artists and organisations over the festival’s decision to accept $20,000 from the…

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Jan 5, 2022 ByKaren Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events / Finance / Government /


City of Melbourne funding supports community initiatives and projects

More than 70 community projects will share in the $500,000 City of Melbourne funding including an initiative to encourage girls to play football along with support programs for young,…

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Jan 5, 2022 Finance / Government / Sport /


Sport Minister Richard Colbeck makes safety plea after holiday drownings

Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck has issued an urgent reminder to communities across the nation not to become complacent after a string of tragedies left families devastated.…

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Jan 4, 2022 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Safety /


Western Australia phases out single-use plastics

As of 1st January, Western Australia has banned helium balloon releases along with all single-use plastic bowls, cups for cold beverages and hot foods, plates, cutlery, stirrers, straws,…

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Jan 3, 2022 Environment / Government / Legal /


Multiple Olympic Gold medallist Lisa Carrington named a Dame in New Zealand’s New Year Honours list

183 New Zealanders have been named in the country’s New Year Honours with multiple Olympic Gold medal winning canoe racer Lisa Carrington and Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe among…

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Jan 1, 2022 Environment / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Western Australian Government offers new financial support for businesses impacted by COVID restrictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced a multimillion-dollar financial support package for businesses directly impacted by the current public health rules impacting greater…

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Dec 31, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government / Safety /


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