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Hoppers Crossing AFL junior finals brawls see assault on umpire

Victoria Police are investigating a brawl among angry fans at an Under 15s AFL Grand Final at Hoppers Crossing in western Melbourne on Sunday. Reports say that an umpire was forced to…

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Aug 15, 2017 Legal / Sport /

 
 

City of Greater Geraldton uses microchipping to deter tree thieves

The City of Greater Geraldton has taken the unusual step of microchipping expensive plants, after thieves recently made off with two Grass Trees worth $300 each. As reported in a recent…

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Aug 14, 2017 Environment / Legal / Parks /

 
 

LPA releases guide to help consumers avoid ticketing scams

With the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) warning that online scams are costing Australians $300 million a year, a sizeable proportion of which are for fake tickets to…

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Aug 8, 2017 Events / Legal / Retail / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Canberra Railway Museum exhibits auctioned after liquidation

After a last-ditch bid to save the Canberra Railway Museum was rejected by liquidators many of its exhibits were sold at auction this week. The auction saw around 100 people gather at the…

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Aug 6, 2017 Attractions / Culture / Legal /

 
 

Federal Sports Minister launches review into integrity of Australian sport

Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt has announced that renowned corruption busting judge James Wood QC has been appointed to lead a specific review into the integrity of Australian sport.…

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Aug 5, 2017 Government / Legal / Sport /

 
 

QPAC urges patrons to be cautious when buying tickets from unauthorised sellers

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), and qtix, QPAC’s ticketing entity, are warning the public to be cautious when purchasing tickets for events via alternative online…

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Aug 3, 2017 Arts / Entertainment / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Cricket Australia and players’ union reach landmark pay deal

The long-running disagreement between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association over new employment contracts is over. The dispute, which has seen Australia's…

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Aug 2, 2017 Finance / Legal / Sport /

 
 

New Zealand to drug test high school rugby teams

In a move to address concerns about doping infiltrating rugby union at a junior level, Drug Free Sport New Zealand has announced that it will roll out drug testing of leading high school…

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Jul 30, 2017 Education / Legal / Sport / Wellness /

 
 

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