News: Government

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces plans for domestic vaccine passports

The New Zealand Government is to introduce vaccine passports - that will likely contain a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate containing a QR code - for use at major public gathering…

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Oct 7, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


Queensland Academy of Sport to double funding for swimming

The Queensland Academy of Sport is to double its funding for swimming in Queensland to $4 million aiming to deliver better access to talent identification and high-performance services.…

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Oct 7, 2021 Finance / Government / Sport /


Business Events Industry Aotearoa conference postponed despite unveiling of New Zealand’s COVID roadmap

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) and Hawke’s Bay Tourism have announced the postponement of BEIA’s 45th Annual Conference in Hawke’s Bay until 2022 – with a…

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Oct 7, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Government / Safety / Venues /


$500,000 invested in facilities at City of Logan’s Meakin Park to encourage more female participation in football

Through the Female Facilities Program, the Queensland Government has invested $500,000 in more female-friendly change facilities at Meakin Park, Slacks Creek - located in the…

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Oct 7, 2021 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet confirms cabinet appointments with few changes in leisure portfolios

Newly appointed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a new NSW Cabinet team with Ministers in leisure portfolio’s unchanged. Advising of minimal changes had been made to…

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Oct 6, 2021 Environment / Government / Parks / Sport / Tourism /


VIC Active takes political sides in urging fitness sector to back state opposition

Frustrated at Victoria’s ongoing Coronavirus lockdown, industry body VIC Active has turned its back on the apolitical approach usually adopted by industry associations and is urging…

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Oct 6, 2021 ByNigel Benton Fitness / Government / Safety /


Quayclean says cleaning industry needs Student Visa hours parity

COVID will continue to pose a significant health and welfare threat to Australian business operators, schools, public venues, and major sites unless the cleaning industry is granted a…

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Oct 5, 2021 Government / Safety / Venues /


Revised NSW reopening roadmap will see early opening of indoor pools for lessons

The NSW Government’s latest advice on the reopening of Greater Sydney’s economy indicates that when the state reaches an 80% level of full vaccination an increased number of…

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Oct 4, 2021 Aquatics / Entertainment / Government / Safety / Venues /


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