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Australian widow entitled to compensation for husband’s death in Chinese hotel gym

A South Australian employment tribunal has ruled the family of a mining executive who suffered a fatal heart attack while exercising in the gym of a Chinese hotel during a business trip…

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Feb 21, 2022 Fitness / Legal / Wellness /


Widow sues Whitsunday Regional Council over Airlie Beach Lagoon drownings

A widow whose husband and son drowned in Airlie Beach’s lagoon attraction in October 2018 is taking legal action against the Whitsunday Regional Council and its lifeguarding…

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Feb 21, 2022 Aquatics / Attractions / Features / Legal / Safety /


Matthew Hanks to serve minimum 19 month prison term for Surf Life Saving NSW fraud

Former Surf Life Saving NSW General Manager Matthew Hanks has been sentenced to a minimum 19 month jail term for defrauding the organisation over an eight year period.  Hanks, aged…

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Feb 18, 2022 Aquatics / Finance / Legal / Safety /


F45 loses legal battle with Body Fit Training over workout patents

A four year legal battle between F45 and Body Fit Training with the  Federal Court of Australia has been concluded today with a ruling in favour of BFT. The legal action, in which…

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Feb 15, 2022 Finance / Fitness / Legal / Technology /


Review into sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in Australian music industry invites input

A “broad cultural review” into ‘sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination’ in the Australian music industry is underway with the chosen consultants…

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Feb 15, 2022 Culture / Entertainment / Legal / Safety /


Review of gymnastics at the Western Australian Institute of Sport recommends apology to abused athletes

A long-awaited review examining allegations of physical and emotional abuse by coaching staff towards former elite gymnasts who trained at the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS)…

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Feb 14, 2022 Legal / Safety / Sport /


Big Red Bash organisers lose $3 million legal battle over COVID-19 cancellation insurance claim

Organisers of Queensland’s Big Red Bash have lost their legal battle in the Federal Court with insurers to recoup millions of dollars of losses from the COVID-19 -related halting of…

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Feb 4, 2022 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Insurance / Legal /


AALARA sets up Safe Operation of Inflatables Sub Committee

In response to the deaths of six children while using a bouncing castle at the Hillcrest Primary School in Tasmania in December of last year and at the suggestion of several members and…

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Feb 4, 2022 Attractions / Legal / Safety /


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