News: Government

Australian Prime Minister moves forward relaxation of Coronavirus rules to allow crowds to return to sport and entertainment

Australians could enjoy being part of outdoor crowds of up to 10,000 at ticketed concerts, festivals and sporting events as part of new relaxed physical distancing rules proposed following…

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Jun 12, 2020 Entertainment / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


World Tourism Organization provides global resources for industry restart

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a series of resources to help formulate a sector-wide response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Jun 11, 2020 Finance / Government / Tourism / Wellness /


Australian music industry issues ‘SOS’ to Government

More than 1,000 artists, businesses and other stakeholders from across the music community have signed an Open Letter, imploring the Australian Government to provide immediate - and…

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Jun 10, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Events / Government / Venues /


Hong Kong’s theme parks to reopen as Government looks to reboot tourism

In a move to restart its tourism industry, the Hong Kong Government has approved the reopening of the Disneyland and Ocean Park theme parks while also pushing for return of trade shows and…

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Jun 10, 2020 Attractions / Events / Government / Tourism /


Director General of Health signs off on New Zealand Events Sector Voluntary Code

With New Zealand having lifted almost all of its internal Coronavirus restrictions, the nation’s Director General of Health has signed off on a new Voluntary Code for event…

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Jun 9, 2020 Events / Government / Safety / Wellness /


Industry figures recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours

The achievements of 933 Australians have been acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year, including a range of prominent industry achievers. As well as politicians…

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Jun 8, 2020 Government / Recreation / Sport / Tourism /


New Zealand Government lifts all internal Coronavirus restrictions

Declaring that the nation is "virus-free", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the lifting of almost all of its Coronavirus restrictions. With no active…

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Jun 8, 2020 Entertainment / Government / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


Easing of Western Australia’s Coronavirus restrictions sees Premier tell people to get out and do what they enjoy

West Australian has today taken a big step towards returning to normal life with third stage of eased Coronavirus restrictions enabling the operation of gyms, playgrounds, attractions and…

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Jun 6, 2020 Attractions / Fitness / Government / Tourism / Venues /


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