News: Government

Decline in visitor numbers prompts departure of BridgeClimb Sydney Chief Executive

A steady decline in climber numbers, exacerbated by the recent bushfires, have prompted the operators of BridgeClimb Sydney to end the tenure of Chief Executive Chris Zumwalt. The change…

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Feb 18, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Report from Secretary to Prime Minister’s Department rejects Audit Office finding that sports grant program targeted marginal electorates

A report into the Federal Government’s controversial Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program, conducted by Phil Gaetjens, Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and…

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Feb 15, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /


Australian Sports Commission issues statement in response to media claims on spending

The Australian Sports Commission has responded to claims of extravagent spending, initially made in The Australian newspaper, releasing a statement that emphasises its investment in…

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Feb 14, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport /


National Audit Office advises 43% of successful Federal Government sports fund projects were ineligible

43% of projects funded under the Federal Government’s controversial Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program were ineligible when agreements were signed, according to officials…

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Feb 13, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /


US President Trump to attend inauguration of world’s largest cricket stadium during upcoming Indian visit

US President Donald Trump is to attend an inauguration event for the world’s largest cricket venue, the 110,000 capacity Motera Stadium in the city of Ahmedabad, during his upcoming…

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Feb 12, 2020 Government / Sport / Venues /


Port Hedland to benefit from $750,000 from Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

The Town of Port Hedland has been granted $750,000 to assist with the construction of two covered outdoor multipurpose courts with lighting, a key component of the JD Hardie Youth Zone…

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Feb 12, 2020 Government / Recreation / Sport /


ACT Government to spend $200,000 on stadium feasibility study

The ACT Government is set to spend $200,000 on a feasibility study to assess a potential location to build a new 25,000 seat stadium in Canberra. The report will weigh up Civic and…

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Feb 11, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


NSW Government announces abolition of Sydney Olympic Park Authority

The NSW Government has confirmed that it is to abolish the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, merging its functions its Place Management NSW agency. As part of a move to rationalise and…

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Feb 11, 2020 Government / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


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