News: Legal

Museums Aotearoa calls for museums and galleries to remain free and safe spaces for all

Museums Aotearoa is emphasising the need for museums and galleries to remain freely accessible, safe spaces for everyone following a vandalism incident at Christchurch’s Te Papa last…

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Dec 20, 2023 Attractions / Culture / Legal / Security /

 
 

Sexual predator jailed for six years for making indecent recordings of children at Perth swimming pools

A 24-year-old man who indecently recorded young children in the changing rooms of public swimming pools in Perth for personal sexual gratification has been sentenced to six years jail.…

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Dec 20, 2023 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Security /

 
 

Administrators liquidate remnants of UFC Gym Australia and New Zealand businesses

With debts of over $15 million, companies trading as UFC Gym Australia and New Zealand have been ordered into liquidation by the NSW Supreme Court. The collapse of the gym chain comes six…

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Dec 18, 2023 Finance / Fitness / Legal /

 
 

Female staff member found dead from apparent stabbing at National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra

A 29-year-old man has been arrested by the Australian Federal Police after the body of a woman was found in a storeroom at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra today. The woman, a…

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Dec 18, 2023 Attractions / Legal / Security / Zoos /

 
 

UN Conference hears illegal betting to be main factor underpinning sports corruption

A United Nations anti-corruption conference on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held between 11th and 15th December in Atlanta, United States, has heard that illegal betting is the main factor…

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Dec 18, 2023 Events / Legal / Sport /

 
 

Chinese Court imposes jail sentences on organisers of ultramarathon in which 21 competitors died

Seven people involved in the organisation of mountain marathon cross-country race in north-west China in 2021 during which 21 runners died in extreme weather conditions have been…

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Dec 17, 2023 Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Federal Court fines Fitbit $11 million fine for misleading Australian consumers over rights

Wearable fitness technology company Fitbit LLC has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay penalties of $11 million after misleading consumers about smartwatches and fitness trackers that…

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Dec 13, 2023 Fitness / Legal / Technology / Wellness /

 
 

Bankrupt former Ticket Rocket Director living in ‘luxury’ in Sydney

Matt Davey, the former owner of Dunedin-based ticketing platform Fortress Information Systems, has been reported as “living in a luxury Sydney apartment” while his businesses…

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Dec 12, 2023 Entertainment / Finance / Legal / Sport / Ticketing /

 
 

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