News: Government

End of the road for Blue Mountains tourism transport business

One of Australia’s longest running tourism businesses, the internationally recognised Blue Mountain Explorer Bus fleet, is the latest business victim of COVID-19 with operations…

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Jul 9, 2021 Finance / Government / Tourism /


36 schools receive approval for Great Barrier Reef Education Experience

To date 36 schools have been approved for the Great Barrier Reef Education Experience which supports tourism operators as they share their intricate knowledge of the reef with the…

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Jul 9, 2021 Education / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Western Australian regional athlete development secures three-year funding arrangement

​The Western Australian Government is continuing to support the Regional Athlete Support Program with $3 million of funding delivered over three years through Royalties for…

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Jul 8, 2021 Aquatics / Finance / Fitness / Government / Sport /


Pause in trans-Tasman travel bubble hits New Zealand tourism

The pause in the travel bubble with Australia is having an immediate impact on hospitality and accommodation bookings, particularly in and around the South Island ski resorts, according to…

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Jul 7, 2021 Government / Hospitality / Tourism / Wellness /


Should the leisure industry play a role in Australia’s vaccine rollout?

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has advised that some of the nation’s largest businesses have offered to host COVID vaccine hubs in the future to aid the country’s vaccine…

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Jul 7, 2021 Fitness / Government / Venues / Wellness /


Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium to stage relocated State of Origin finale

Newcastle's McDonald Jones Stadium has been confirmed as the venue that will host the final game of rugby league’s 2021 State of Origin III, with the switch from Stadium…

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Jul 7, 2021 Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


City of Perth withdraws from funding community swimming pool at WACA ground

The City of Perth’s Councillors have voted unanimously to rejected plans to contribute to the funding of a community swimming pool as part of the redevelopment of the WACA ground.…

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Jul 7, 2021 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Melbourne’s green spaces to benefit from new funding Parks and Reserves Trust

Some of Melbourne’s most popular parks and reserves, including the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne and Melbourne, are to benefit from $14.22 million funding having been allocated…

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Jul 7, 2021 Government / Parks / Recreation /


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