News: Government

NSW gyms introduce temperature testing and COVID marshals to reduce member Coronavirus risks

Facing a range of challenges in keeping facilities free from Coronavirus threats, gyms in NSW are introducing temperature checks for members and exercisers. In addition, as required by…

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Aug 5, 2020 Fitness / Government / Recreation / Technology / Wellness /


Western Australian Government announces $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

The Western Australia Government has announced what it says is "one of the most significant investments in sport and community infrastructure" in the state history, with a $300…

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Aug 4, 2020 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Perth’s WACA to be remodelled as 10000-capacity boutique venue

The Western Australia Cricket Association’s plans to redevelop its historic WACA ground into a 10,000-seat ‘boutique venue’ looks set to go ahead with the Western…

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Aug 3, 2020 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Australian Major Performing Arts Group to make way for new unified advocacy body

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) has advised that it is to cease operation and become part of a new unified advocacy voice for the not-for-profit performing arts sector.…

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Aug 3, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Government / Marketing /


Activities halted and facilities closed as Victorian Government introduces Stage four Coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Melbourne will be subject to Stage four lockdown Coronavirus restrictions to combat community transmission of COVID-19. Starting from…

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Aug 2, 2020 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety / Wellness /


Recreation Aotearoa calls on members to engage their MPs in advance of General Election

With New Zealand moving toward a General Election in September, Recreation Aotearoa is calling on its members to engage with their local MPs to advocate on behalf of the industry and the…

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Jul 29, 2020 ByKaren Sweaney Events / Government / Parks / Recreation /


New Zealand tourism industry bodies unite to highlight need for ongoing Government assistance

Industry organisations from across the tourism, hospitality and event sectors have joined forces to plead for assurance about the New Zealand Government's plans for ongoing support.…

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Jul 28, 2020 Events / Finance / Government / Hospitality / Tourism /


Matching funds support upgrade of Brisbane’s Ballymore Stadium

The Queensland Government has announced that it is to provide $15 million to the project to reconfigure Brisbane’s Ballymore Stadium as a high-performance training venue, matching…

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Jul 24, 2020 ByNigel Benton Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


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