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Geoffrey Rush to receive massive $2.9 million damages in Daily Telegraph defamation case

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush will receive $2.9 million in damages from Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph after a series of articles accusing the Oscar-winning actor of…

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May 24, 2019 Entertainment / Legal /


Israel Folau will not appeal termination citing lack of confidence in Rugby Australia

Former Wallaby and New South Wales rugby union player, Israel Folau today confirmed he will not appeal Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate his employment…

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May 20, 2019 Legal / Sport /


New safety rules for Queensland theme parks and attractions now in force

Amusement rides and theme parks in Queensland are now subject to tougher safety regulations that will require regulations will require major inspections of rides by qualified engineers…

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May 17, 2019 Attractions / Government / Legal / Safety / Tourism /


Inaugural Australian Festival Industry Conference to be staged in Coffs Harbour

The Australian Festivals Industry Conference (AFIC), a new nationally focused event, is aiming to address key national issues facing the industry while also looking to facilitate…

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May 13, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Venues /


Sydney FC fan evicted from A-League finals game over disabled daughter’s bathroom access

A Sydney FC fan has claimed that his disabled daughter was "traumatised" after being escorted out of the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (formerly Kogarah Park) by NSW Police in front…

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May 13, 2019 Access / Legal / Security / Sport / Venues /


Perth ticket scammer pleads guilty over social media sales of fake concert tickets

A 19-year-old Perth woman who sold forged festival and concert tickets to more than 100 people has this week pleaded guilty in a Perth court to 28 counts of fraud. Hannah Rebecca Valentine…

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May 10, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /


Restored wellbeing measures endorse councils’ community focus

Local Government New Zealand has noted its “delight” at the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill having passed its third and final reading in Parliament last…

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May 8, 2019 Government / Legal / Wellness /


Governing bodies must add value to sport

First day presentations at the SportAccord convention on the Gold Coast have heard about how a variety of legal issues affecting sport - including doping, match-fixing and rival…

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May 7, 2019 Legal / Sport /


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