News: Legal

Federal Government undertaking review of Australian Sports Commission Act 1989

The Federal Government is undertaking a review of the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 (ASC Act) as part of the Government's strategic approach to the 'Green and Gold…

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May 23, 2024 Government / Legal / Sport /


Children hospitalised after exposure to fumes at Macksville Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Safework NSW is investigating an incident at the Macksville Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre that led to four children being rushed to hospital. NSW Police were called to the mid north…

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May 21, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Safety /


Three A-League players charged over alleged betting corruption

NSW Police have charged three players from A-League side Macarthur FC on suspicion of betting corruption after allegedly manipulating yellow cards. The trio - Ulises Dávila, Kearyn…

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May 17, 2024 Legal / Sport /


Threat of knife crime at Dubbo Show prompts NSW Government to action

Reports of knife threats at the Dubbo Show held at the city's showground in NSW's central west from 10th – 12th May, has prompted the NSW Government to consider giving police…

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May 14, 2024 Attractions / Legal / Safety / Security /


Investigations underway on early deaths of Siberian tigers in South Korea and China zoos

An investigation is currently being conducted to determine the cause of early deaths of 11 Siberian tigers at Seoul Grand Park zoo over the past five years, while a wild animal park in…

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May 14, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Environment / Legal /


Consumer advocates welcome New Zealand High Court ruling that Viagogo breached Fair Trading legislation

Consumer protection advocates in New Zealand and internationally have welcomed the ruling in the the High Court in Auckland which found that tactics used by ticket reseller Viagogo had…

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May 9, 2024 Entertainment / Legal / Sport / Ticketing /


New Zealand High Court rules against Viagogo in consumer protection case

Global ticket reseller Viagogo has lost a six-year legal battle against the New Zealand Commerce Commission after being found to have repeatedly misled customers in claims that its website…

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May 8, 2024 Entertainment / Legal / Marketing / Sport / Ticketing /


Tourism Australia fires staff for spending $137,000 of funds for private holidays

Tourism Australia fired three staff in October, including a senior employee, over their use of taxpayer funds on private travel. Revealed last month by Crikey, the dismissals, which had…

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May 6, 2024 Finance / Legal / Marketing / Tourism /


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