News: Government

South Korea moves forward with bid to co-host 2032 Olympics with North Korea

Seoul’s metropolitan government has this week announced that it has notified the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its intention to enter a joint bid for the 2032 summer…

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Apr 2, 2021 Events / Government / Sport / Venues /


Queensland Government ends Brisbane’s lockdown but Easter tourism still impacted

The Queensland Government has today announced the early lifting of Brisbane’s lockdown after just one new case of community transmission that's linked to an existing cluster of…

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Apr 1, 2021 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /


LPA calls for emergency Business Interruption Fund after government directive shuts down Bluesfest

Following yesterday’s NSW Government directive to shut down Bluesfest 2021, Live Performance Australia - the arts and entertainment industry peak body - has today again…

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Apr 1, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government / Safety /


Tourism bodies cite thousands of lost jobs following end of JobKeeper

Industry bodies the Australian Tourism Industry Council and Tourism Council WA have today called for urgent support for tourism businesses that are shedding staff and at risk of closure…

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Apr 1, 2021 Finance / Government / Tourism /


Legislation passed for phasing out single-use plastics in ACT

The Plastic Reduction Bill 2020 passed the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly yesterday, delivering a framework for progressively phasing out single-use plastics over time.…

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Apr 1, 2021 Environment / Government / Legal /


Ecotourism Australia calls for return of JobKeeper to those who need it

Ecotourism Australia is calling for the return of JobKeeper to those who need it at a time when “massive floods hit already fire ravaged destinations, the interstate borders close up…

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Mar 31, 2021 Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Save Victorian Events calls for Industry Taskforce

Save Victorian Events has today called for the creation of an Event Industry Taskforce to bring together key people and resources from across the event industry - including from the…

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Mar 30, 2021 Events / Finance / Government / Hospitality /


Brisbane Coronavirus outbreak causing massive uncertainty for tourism and events over Easter

Greater Brisbane's current three-day lockdown and the potential spread of Coronavirus in Queensland is causing massive uncertainty for tourism and events as the Easter long weekend…

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Mar 30, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


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