News: Legal

FIFA announces lengthy ban for former Oceania Football Confederation President

World football’s governing body FIFA has handed former Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) President David Chung a six-and-a-half-year ban, with the former FIFA Executive Committee…

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Mar 5, 2019 Finance / Legal / Sport /


Queensland Goverment reveals tougher safety regulations for amusement rides and theme parks

Amusement rides and theme parks in Queensland will be subject to tougher safety requirements that will require improved competency and training of ride operators and, for major attractions,…

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Mar 4, 2019 Attractions / Government / Legal / Safety / Waterparks /


New Zealand Government to legislate on ticket scalping

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today advised that her Government is to take measures to ban ticket scalping. Speaking to media on Monday at her post-Cabinet meeting press…

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Mar 4, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Sport / Ticketing /


ACCC penalises Fitness First for excessive surcharging on member payments

Fitness First Australia has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued an infringement notice for an alleged breach of the excessive…

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Mar 4, 2019 Billing / Finance / Fitness / Legal /


Man pleads guilty to attack on Bibbulmun Track hikers

A Perth man has pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge arising from an attack on two Finnish tourists who were hiking the world-famous Bibbulmun Track. Matt Whittaker was originally facing…

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Feb 28, 2019 Environment / Legal / Recreation / Tourism /


Cancelled Mountain Sounds festival owes Eventbrite almost $900,000

The cancelled Mountain Sounds festival on the NSW Central Coast reportedly owes almost $900,000 to ticketing operator Eventbrite. Called off just a week before it was due to take…

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Feb 28, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Legal /


New festival regulations threatens future of live music in NSW

Ongoing fears over the impact of new NSW Government regulations on music festivals set to be introduced as of 1st March are arbitrary and threaten the future of all live music in NSW…

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Feb 27, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Government / Legal / Safety /


Allianz Stadium demolition on hold after NSW Court extends injunction

The NSW Land and Environment Court has extended the injunction preventing demolition of Sydney’s Allianz Stadium until 8th March when Justice Nicola Pain rule on the future of the…

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Feb 26, 2019 Design / Environment / Legal / Sport / Venues /


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