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Second NSW music festival cancelled in a week

The organisers of the Mountain Sounds festival on the NSW Central Coast have called the event off just a week before event it was due to take place, citing the cancellation as…

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Feb 9, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal /


SportAccord Gold Coast conference features key topics for sport lawyers and administrators

SportAccord has confirmed the program for this year’s LawAccord conference program: Key Opportunities, Challenges and Threats to Institutional Sport – From Within and Without,…

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Feb 8, 2019 Events / Legal / Sport /


Psyfari organisers end event citing NSW Government’s ‘war on festivals’

A music festival held in the NSW bush has cancelled this year’s event, with organisers blaming increased regulations and excessive policing. In what would have been its 10th event,…

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Feb 7, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal /


Commerce Commission describes Viagogo as a ‘marketplace for scalpers and fraudsters’ in Auckland High Court

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission described ticket reseller of Viagogo of “extensive fraudulent behaviour” in the Auckland High Court yesterday. Seeking an injunction to…

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Feb 6, 2019 Entertainment / Legal / Sport / Venues /


New Zealand sunbed operators not up to standard

A Consumer NZ mystery shop of sunbed operators has again highlighted poor practices in the industry. Two operators let an underage shopper have a sunbed session, while six let a person with…

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Feb 6, 2019 Legal / Wellness /


Darren Weir gets four-year ban from horse racing for use of electric-shock devices

Prominent horse trainer Darren Weir has received a four-year ban from racing having opted not to fight charges of possessing three outlawed electric-shock devices which can be used to…

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Feb 6, 2019 Legal / Sport /


Commerce Commission interim injunction against Viagogo set for New Zealand High Court hearing

An interim injunction filed by New Zealand's Commerce Commission against the controversial online ticket reseller Viagogo is due to be heard in the High Court hearing in Auckland…

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Feb 5, 2019 Entertainment / Legal / Marketing / Sport / Ticketing /


Police say Rainbow Serpent Festival ‘hijacked’ by organised drug dealers

With a record number of arrests made at this year's five-day Rainbow Serpent festival, Victoria Police say the event was "hijacked" by organised drug syndicates. Victoria…

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Jan 31, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal /


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