News: Legal

Melbourne sunbed operator fined $61,000 for running illegal solarium

A man who ran an illegal tanning business in Melbourne despite being repeatedly warned to shut it down has been slapped with $61,000 in fines and legal fees. Steven Hawker, aged 48,…

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Oct 10, 2018 Legal / Wellness /


Gymnastics Australia issues statement in response to reports on National Centre of Excellence

Following a media report today that alleged child gymnasts suffered cruel 'punishments' at the sport’s National Centre of Excellence in Melbourne, Gymnastics Australia (GA)…

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Oct 9, 2018 Legal / Sport / Wellness /


Northland Facebook ticket fraudster convicted

A New Zealand woman who sold fake concert tickets on Facebook for acts including Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars has been convicted. Lulu Amberlee Pou pleaded guilty in the Whangārei District…

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Oct 9, 2018 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Ticketing /


Staff to sue Dreamworld over ‘significant psychological injuries’

Former Dreamworld staff members who were first on scene at the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy are to sue the theme park for the psychological trauma they suffered in the wake of 2016…

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Oct 9, 2018 Attractions / Legal / Safety / Wellness /


Report suggests cruel ‘punishments’ inflicted on child gymnasts at National Centre of Excellence

A report by the ABC has advised of parental allegations over brutal "punishments" being inflicted on elite young gymnasts in Melbourne, advising of instances where children have…

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Oct 9, 2018 Legal / Sport / Wellness /


Reopened Dreamworld inquest hears ‘everybody’ failed to ensure ride’s safety prior to fatalities

A Dreamworld maintenance manager has conceded there was a "total failure by everybody" at the theme park to identify safety issues on the Thunder River Rapids ride prior to the…

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Oct 8, 2018 Attractions / Legal / Safety / Tourism /


Legislative changes to impact summer hiring

As most leisure businesses would know, when holidays and the summer season approaches, so does the pressure to secure additional staff to help resource the peak period. As Will Aldous,…

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Oct 7, 2018 Legal /


$185,000 fine for Melbourne business underlines need for understanding of licences to play music in public

The owner of a Melbourne bar has been ordered to pay almost $200,000 in damages for playing music without paying the proper licence fees. The Federal Court judgement against the Hairy…

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Oct 6, 2018 Entertainment / Fitness / Hospitality / Legal / Venues /


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