News: Government

Government issues Coronavirus guidelines for community sport, stating fitness centres and swimming pools need not close

The Australian Government has announced new community sport guidelines to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Released yesterday afternoon (18th March 2020), the guidelines…

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Mar 19, 2020 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Sport / Wellness /


Fitness Australia’s Barrie Elvish says ‘gyms do not need to close’

Following the Federal Government announcement that that non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people have been banned as a response to the Coronavirus crisis, Fitness Australia…

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Mar 18, 2020 Fitness / Government / Wellness /


LPA calls for $850 million live performance support and stimulus package

With festivals, performing arts events and live shows around the country being cancelled in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has called for a…

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Mar 17, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Venues /


Coronavirus fears see cancellation of Sydney Royal Easter Show

Organisers of Sydney's Royal Easter Show say it has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic - the first time in almost a century the show has been abandoned due to public health…

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Mar 13, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Wellness /


Tourism Industry body welcomes Federal Government’s Coronavirus stimulus

The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has backed the core tenets of the Federal Government’s multi-billion dollar stimulus package, saying it will “genuinely…

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Mar 13, 2020 Finance / Government / Hospitality / Tourism /


Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $18 billion economic stimulus package

Amid the economic slowdown due to Coronavirus, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced $17.6 billion in stimulus measures. Focused on businesses, millions of Australians…

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Mar 12, 2020 Finance / Government / Wellness /


Former Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie could be personally liable over infrastructure grants

A legal expert addressing the Senate inquiry into the allocation of funds from the controversial Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program has suggested that former Federal Sports…

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Mar 12, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Sport /


NSW Government provides funds for 100 country shows

The NSW Government is to support thousands of competitors, performers, sellers, suppliers and families at country shows with an announcement today of cash sponsorships for 100 country…

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Mar 12, 2020 Attractions / Events / Finance / Government /


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