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Federal Court finds Viagogo guilty of misleading consumers

Swiss-based ticket reseller Viagogo - which resold tickets to events including tennis’ Australian Open, Ashes cricket matches and music concerts - was making false claims to customers…

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Apr 18, 2019 Entertainment / Legal / Sport / Ticketing /

 
 

Result Based Training fitness group enters administration after ‘very large’ tax bill

Melbourne-based fitness chain Result Based Training (RBT), which operates in 20 locations across Australia, has appointed voluntary administrators. Founded by entrepreneur and business…

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Apr 18, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /

 
 

NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW assure visitors over Royal Easter Show safety

Visitors to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show are being reassured over event safety with ongoing inspections carried out by NSW Fair Trading and SafeWork NSW. NSW Minister for Better…

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Apr 15, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Legal / Retail /

 
 

Hong Kong authorities arrest gym staff for using aggressive sales tactics

Hong Kong authorities have taken dramatic action against fitness centres for using aggressive sales tactics with the Chinese Administrative Region’s Customs and Excise Department…

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Apr 12, 2019 Billing / Fitness / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case over inappropriate behaviour allegations

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $850,000 in initial damages after winning his defamation case against Nationwide News over two articles published by The Daily Telegraph…

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Apr 12, 2019 Arts / Entertainment / Legal / Venues /

 
 

Viagogo executives lobby Federal MPs against ticket resale restrictions

Executives from controversial ticket reseller Viagogo have been in Australia this week, meeting with politicians in Canberra to lobby against potential ticket resale legislation. The…

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Apr 5, 2019 Entertainment / Government / Legal / Retail / Ticketing /

 
 

Japanese Olympic Committee President to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

The President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Tsunekazu…

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Apr 1, 2019 Events / Finance / Legal / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Reports claim Adelaide Oval staff told not to admit Aboriginal people before Naidoc Week AFL game

Box office staff at the Adelaide Oval were reportedly directed to stop selling tickets to Aboriginal people while fans gathered before last year’s Naidoc Week AFL match celebrating…

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Mar 29, 2019 Culture / Legal / Sport / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

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