News: Government

Agreement announced for Tasmania to host 10th NBL franchise

A Tasmanian franchise is set to join the National Basketball League (NBL) for the 2021/22 season following a landmark agreement between the Tasmanian Government and the competition. NBL…

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Feb 28, 2020 Government / Sport / Venues /


Australian Marine Conservation Society calls for a Reef-safe climate policy

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is calling for the urgent implementation of a Reef-safe climate policy following new reports of coral bleaching in northern, inner-central…

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Feb 28, 2020 Education / Environment / Government /


Sport Australia executives grilled over sports grants scandal

The Senate inquiry into the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program has learned that the final list of projects to be given grants from former Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie…

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Feb 28, 2020 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


North Sydney Olympic Pool classed as a ‘regional facility’ when gaining Federal grant funding

The iconic North Sydney Olympic Pool, one of the world’s most distinctively placed aquatic facilities - sitting beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was classed as a regional facility…

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Feb 27, 2020 Aquatics / Finance / Fitness / Government /


Sport rorts inquiry implicates Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been drawn into the sports grants controversy after it was revealed his office exchanged 136 emails with former Federal Sports Minister Bridget…

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Feb 27, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Sport /


Simonne Shepherd resigns as Chief Executive of Northern Territory’s Department of Tourism Sport and Culture

Northern Territory Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Chief Executive, Simonne Shepherd, has today announced she will be departing the Northern Territory, and will leave her…

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Feb 26, 2020 Culture / Government / Sport / Tourism /


Queensland Government announces acceptance of Coroner’s findings into 2016 Dreamworld ride deaths

The Queensland Government has released a statement announcing that it "accepts" the findings of Coroner James McDougall in his report into the deaths of four guests killed while…

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Feb 25, 2020 Attractions / Government / Legal / Safety /


Federal Sports Minister considers big changes in Government funding arrangements

Amid turmoil in the Federal Government’s elite sports funding arrangements in the wake of the ‘sports rorts’ fiasco and an ongoing public dispute between Sport Australia…

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Feb 24, 2020 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


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