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Small Business Ombudsman welcomes Franchising Code reforms

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson has welcomed the reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct announced by the Federal Government budget as…

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Jun 18, 2021 Finance / Government / Legal /

 
 

Sunshine Coast live music venue owner critical of inconsistent COVID-19 safety rules

The owner of the NightQuarter live music venue on the Sunshine Coast has criticised Queensland Health's move to shut it down over alleged COVID-19 safety breaches citing inconsistent…

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Jun 16, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /

 
 

Accused gets five year jail term for raping woman in Adelaide Aquatic Centre spa

A man who raped a sleeping woman in the spa pool at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre spa has been sentenced to five years in prison, with the judge warning "like-minded men" needed to…

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Jun 16, 2021 Aquatics / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Royal Adelaide Show death inquest told of ‘glaring issue’ with ride reporting processes

An inquest into the death of a child at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2014 has been told there was no formal obligation for event organisers to be told of previous reported problems with the…

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Jun 16, 2021 Attractions / Events / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Swimming Australia acknowledges complaints process could have been better communicated

Swimming Australia has admitted it could have done better in making its members aware of how to access an independent complaints process. In the wake of two-time Olympic silver medallist…

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Jun 16, 2021 Aquatics / Legal / Sport / Wellness /

 
 

Council report says assault on lifeguard at Gore Aquatic Centre was ‘harrowing’

A report from the Gore District Council into an assault on a lifeguard at the Gore Aquatic Centre by a patron on 16th April has described the incident as ‘’harrowing”,…

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Jun 16, 2021 Aquatics / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Queensland authorities shut down Sunshine Coast entertainment venue over ‘repeated’ health breaches

Health authorities in Queensland have shut down the NightQuarter entertainment precinct on the Sunshine Coast, saying there had been “repeated breaches” of Coronavirus…

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Jun 15, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /

 
 

27 officials punished over Chinese cross-country marathon event at which 21 people died

China authorities have reportedly punished 27 government officials deemed responsible for the deaths of 21 people during a mountain marathon cross-country race last month. The deaths…

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Jun 15, 2021 Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

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