News: Legal

Additional works will see extended closure of 50 metre pool at Cairns’ Tobruk Memorial Pool

Cairns Regional Council has advised that the 50 metre pool at Tobruk Memorial Pool will remain closed until the end of the year due to unexpected ongoing maintenance. Closed in July to…

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Sep 20, 2023 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety /

 
 

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advises of new Amusement Devices Code of Practice

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has advised of the approval of the commencement of the Amusement Devices Code of Practice 2023 as an approved code of practice under the Work…

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Sep 15, 2023 Attractions / Legal / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

SportAccord becomes Signatory of World Anti-Doping Code

As part of its ongoing commitment to clean sport, SportAccord has confirmed it has recently become a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code. An important achievement for the new…

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Sep 13, 2023 Legal / Sport / Wellness /

 
 

AFL and NRL fans warned to look out for finals ticketing scams

With massive demand for finals tickets, AFL and NRL fans are being warned to look out for fraudulent websites and illegal resale listings. Government departments in NSW and Victoria are…

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Sep 12, 2023 Legal / Sport / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

WA Institute of Sport hit by mass board resignations

The ongoing impact of the 2022 Sport Integrity Australia report which found that the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) allowed women in its gymnastics program to be abused over…

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Sep 11, 2023 Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Senate Inquiry delivers 13 recommendations over sport concussions and repeated head trauma in contact sports

Major sporting codes, including the NRL and AFL, should have mandatory return-to-play protocols in concussion, including 21 days out of competition to allow players to properly recover.…

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Sep 6, 2023 Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Judge dismisses charges against brothers who own Whakaari White Island

The three brothers who own Whakaari White Island have had the individual charges against them dismissed in an Auckland Court. Andrew, James and Peter Buttle - who inherited the island and…

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Sep 5, 2023 Legal / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

Fair Work Ombudsman takes legal action against venue security services company

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against the Agile Group (Global) Pty Ltd - an Adelaide-based Indigenous owned and operated company - that provides nightclub and event…

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Aug 31, 2023 Events / Legal / Security / Venues /

 
 

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