News: Government

NSW Premier accused of $25 million sport venue ‘blackmail’ in marginal electorate

The NSW Government is facing a backlash in a marginal country electorate after Premier Gladys Berejiklian made a conditional promise to build a $25 million stadium and sports centre. As…

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Feb 8, 2019 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Psyfari organisers end event citing NSW Government’s ‘war on festivals’

A music festival held in the NSW bush has cancelled this year’s event, with organisers blaming increased regulations and excessive policing. In what would have been its 10th event,…

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Feb 7, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal /


ESSA’s Exercise Right secures Active Ageing program funding

Older Australians’ access to exercise classes run by tertiary-qualified professionals trained in exercise have received a significant boost with an announcement from the Federal…

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Feb 5, 2019 Fitness / Government / Wellness /


parkrun Australia among 27 successful recipients of Better Ageing Program grants

Federal Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie has announced that Brisbane-based parkrun Australia will receive a Better Ageing grant of more than $1.8 million to encourage more older…

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Feb 4, 2019 Government / Recreation / Wellness /


Former senior sport executive starts new career in far right politics

Much travelled senior sporting executive David Moffett - who has been Chief Executive of the New Zealand Rugby Union, the National Rugby League, Sport England and the Welsh Rugby Union…

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Feb 2, 2019 Government / Sport /


Australian Government launches strategy for sporting diplomacy

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, and Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, have today launched the nation’s new Sports Diplomacy 2030 strategy, outlining how…

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Feb 1, 2019 Government / Sport /


Lions AFLW team base to be backed by $15 million in Federal Government funding

The Lions AFLW team has received a $15 million commitment from the Federal Government, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison promising to help provide their team home. With just days before…

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Feb 1, 2019 Finance / Government / Sport /


Western Australia’s tourism in crisis as overseas visitor numbers continue to fall

While it offers visitors remarkable beaches, unique attractions, distinctive events and the only direct air service from Australia to London, Western Australia’s international visitor…

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Jan 29, 2019 Attractions / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


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