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Ballarat swimming academy fined $150,000 after student’s life changing diving injury

A 2016 diving accident that left a student wheelchair bound for life has now seen the owners of the Swim and Survival Academy in Ballarat owners fined $150,000 – an amount which the…

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Mar 26, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Legal / Safety /


Government to pay wages to Embody gym’s staff as report says founder Scott Capelin seen removing centre’s equipment

A $40,000 bill for unpaid wages to staff who lost their jobs with the closure of Sydney’s Embody fitness centre will be paid by the Federal Government’s Fair Entitlements…

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Mar 25, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /


Sydney swim school to introduce ‘additional safety measures’ after teacher accused of child sex abuse

A Sydney North Shore swimming school that allowed a teacher to keep his job following complaints of "inappropriate holds" nine months before he was arrested on child sex charges…

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Mar 22, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Legal / Safety /


New Zealand recreation groups support Government moves for firearms reform

Following the mass shooting deaths of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques last Friday at the hands of 28-year-old Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant, New Zealand Prime Minister’s…

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Mar 21, 2019 Government / Legal / Safety / Security /


Sydney swimming instructor charged with 28 extra child sex abuse offences

A 20-year-old swimming instructor has been accused of sexually assaulting eight young girls during lessons at the Mosman Swim Centre on Sydney's north shore has been granted bail by a…

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Mar 21, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Legal / Safety /


Online trolling of AFLW player Tayla Harris’ in-game image compared to sexual abuse

Online trolling of AFL Womens playler Tayla Harris in response to a picture of her taken during a match has been compared to "sexual abuse". Harris was targeted with derogatory…

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Mar 20, 2019 Legal / Marketing / Sport /


UK MPs call for Viagogo boycott and changes to ticket scalping laws

A UK Parliamentary committee has taken the highly unusual step of urging consumers to boycott the ticket resale firm Viagogo, criticising Google for promoting the website and calling for a…

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Mar 20, 2019 Entertainment / Government / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /


New Auckland Art Gallery Director will not take on role after harassment allegation in Canada

The new Director of the Auckland Art Gallery, who had been due to take up the role next month, will not be taking up the appointment following an allegation of workplace harassment in his…

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Mar 19, 2019 Arts / Attractions / Legal / Tourism /


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