News: Government

Labor releases election plans to back regional tourism

Amid a range of funding commitments being made by Australia's political parties in the lead up to the Federal election, Labor Shadow Minister for Tourism Anthony Albanese has released…

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Apr 22, 2019 Attractions / Finance / Government / Tourism /


New Zealand report prioritises environmental challenges

A recent New Zealand report, jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, Environment Aotearoa 2019, highlights the serious impact of lifestyle on the environment and…

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Apr 22, 2019 Education / Environment / Government /


Queensland Government to end junk food advertising in bid to address rising obesity

The Queensland Government will ban junk food promotions at Government-owned sites in a bid to crack down on poor diets and childhood obesity. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said…

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Apr 21, 2019 Government / Marketing / Venues / Wellness /


Federal Government commits to funding Sovereign Hill redevelopment

Major Victorian tourist attraction Sovereign Hill has welcomed a $10.1 million government funding commitment from both the Federal Government and Opposition to help redevelop facilities and…

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Apr 20, 2019 Attractions / Education / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Next steps for New Zealand racing industry reform

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Racing Winston Peters has advised that two new pieces of legislation will be introduced this year to revitalise the domestic racing…

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Apr 20, 2019 Government / Sport / Venues /


Australian Golf Industry Council urges politicians to act now on golf facilities

Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) Chairman Gavin Kirkman today called on all MPs and candidates to get behind golf during the Federal election campaign to support the great places and…

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Apr 18, 2019 Finance / Golf / Government /


Flood aftermath to delay North Queensland Stadium completion date

The Queensland Government has advised that as a result of the flooding that affected Townsville during February, the practical completion date of the new North Queensland Stadium’s…

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Apr 18, 2019 Government / Sport / Venues /


Great Barrier Reef Tourism Operators call for Urgent Action from Australia’s politicians

All parties in the Federal election are being called upon by the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) to make the Great…

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Apr 17, 2019 Education / Environment / Government / Tourism /


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