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PCYC Queensland to be prosecuted over teenager’s gym death

Following a "comprehensive investigation" into the death of teenager Ben Shaw at Pine Rivers PCYC in 2017, Queensland's Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor is to…

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Sep 27, 2019 Fitness / Legal / Safety /


Southern Sydney swimming teacher facing 57 charges over historical sexual assaults on children

The son of Ian Thorpe’s former swim coach has been charged with 57 child sex offences involving 11 boys at a swim school in southern Sydney. 43-year-old Paul Frost was arrested at…

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Sep 27, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Legal / Sport /


Live Performance Australia advises that collaboration is key to safer music festivals

Better safety outcomes at music festivals will be achieved through collaboration with festival organisers and patrons rather than imposing onerous and costly new regulation according to…

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Sep 25, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /


City of Marion expels Adelaide AFL team from sportsgrounds over ‘inappropriate behaviour’

A local Australian rules club in Adelaide has been evicted from its clubrooms after an independent investigation found a culture of "inappropriate and intimidating behaviour" from…

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Sep 25, 2019 Culture / Legal / Sport /


Glenelg drowning inquest hears giant inflatable waterslide blocked lifesavers’ view of swimmers

A South Australian surf lifesaver has told a Coronial inquiry into the drowning deaths of two young boys at the Glenelg breakwater that a giant inflatable waterslide obstructed…

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Sep 24, 2019 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety / Waterparks /


Thieves remove copper wiring from floodlights at Shoalhaven sports fields

Shoalhaven City Council has advised of recent vandalism at three of its sports fields, with thieves removing copper wiring from floodlights and illuminators at the Thompson Street Complex,…

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Sep 23, 2019 Legal / Parks / Safety / Sport /


Iranian authorities advise FIFA that women will be able to enter venues to watch football matches

World football governing body FIFA has reportedly insisted that the Government of Iran allow women to attend stadia to watch matches. FIFA President Gianni Infantino shared that he had…

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Sep 23, 2019 Culture / Legal / Sport / Venues /


Operators of Fernwood Loganholme enter administration owing $1.1 million

The company operating the Fernwood Women’s Health Club in the southern Brisbane suburb of Loganholme has entered administration, owing more than $1 million. The popular gym, which…

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Sep 23, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /


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