News: Legal

Media report highlights motorcycle gang links to Melbourne gym owners

A chain of gyms in suburban Melbourne linked to alleged motorcycle gang leader Mick Murray is being run by close friends, including a man facing charges over an alleged extortion attempt.…

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Jun 27, 2022 Fitness / Legal /


Court hears impacts of amusement hire business owner James Balcombe’s arson attacks on rivals

A pre-sentencing hearing for James Balcombe, the former owner of a Melbourne-based amusement hire business, has heard how he orchestrated a firebombing campaign against rival business.…

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Jun 24, 2022 Attractions / Entertainment / Legal / Safety /


NSW Police charge former swim coach over historical sexual abuse of young athletes

A former swimming coach will appear in court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of teenage girls he was training at Carss Park Swimming Pool in Sydney’s south more than 40…

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Jun 22, 2022 Aquatics / Legal / Safety /


Fair Work Ombudsman makes university and hospitality sectors a priority for 2022/23

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker has announced the regulator’s strategic priorities for the year ahead with hospitality and university sectors among the key areas of focus in…

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Jun 22, 2022 Education / Hospitality / Legal /


Fremantle community support enforced shark fishing ban

The Freemantle community is in support of the City’s new local law that bans fishing for sharks and which is being enforced as of today (21st June). The shark fishing ban is a…

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Jun 22, 2022 Environment / Legal / Recreation / Safety /


Swimming Australia welcomes new FINA policy on transgender athletes for offering ‘clarity’

The introduction of new policies that will effectively prevent transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s swimming by world aquatics body FINA has been welcomed by Swimming…

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Jun 21, 2022 Events / Legal / Sport /


F45 caught trademarking Bodyfit name after Federal Court loss

EXCLUSIVE: Leading functional training brand F45’s ongoing competitive interactions with rival brand Body Fit Training (BFT), has seen F45 it make trademark applications for the word…

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Jun 21, 2022 ByNigel Benton Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Technology /


Rugby league bans transgender athletes from international competition following FINA decision

International Rugby League - the global governing body for rugby league – has released a statement to its member nations advising that athletes who have transitioned from male to…

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Jun 21, 2022 Events / Legal / Sport / Wellness /


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