News: Government

Pacific Island governments continue to tax unhealthy foods

A New Zealand study has shown that Pacific Island governments are increasingly imposing taxes on unhealthy foods as they battle a non-communicable disease crisis with taxes being applied…

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Jan 31, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Government / Wellness /


Upgrade program at Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre set to commence in March

Fraser Coast Regional Council has advised that new change rooms and an improved enclosure for the 25-metre pool at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre will be among works set to take place in…

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Jan 31, 2024 Aquatics / Finance / Government /


Webinars to offer advice on electrifying aquatic centres and reducing emissions

The recent launch of the Australian Government’s $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund (CEUF) presents the councils with the opportunity to apply for co-funding grants of…

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Jan 30, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Finance / Government /


Rugby Australia responds to Melbourne Rebels entering voluntary administration

The Melbourne Rebels entered into voluntary administration last night with the debt-ridden Super Rugby club receiving support from Rugby Australia. Executives from the Rebels called in…

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Jan 30, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport /


No fair trading or consumer affairs warnings over fitness memberships during ‘gym-uary’

In a sign that the fitness industry’s positive messages are being heeded by state governments and their agencies, Australasian Leisure Management has noted that during the past month…

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Jan 27, 2024 ByNigel Benton Billing / Fitness / Government / Security / Wellness /


Iranian Government eases restrictions on women entering football stadiums

Longstanding restrictions on Iranian women watching live football in the nation’s sport stadia -marked by high profile protests over the years - appear to have been eased with 3,000…

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Jan 27, 2024 Culture / Government / Sport / Venues /


2024 Australia Day Honours list recognises more than 1,000 people

A range of people from across the leisure industry have been recognised in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list. For only the second time in the history of the Honours, more women than men…

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Jan 26, 2024 Entertainment / Government / Sport / Venues /


NSW Minister for Emergency Services to host Water Safety Roundtable

Facing a rising summer drowning toll, NSW Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib, supported by the Emergency Management Branch of the NSW Premier’s Department, will be hosting a…

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Jan 25, 2024 ByNigel Benton Aquatics / Education / Government / Recreation / Safety /


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