News: Legal

Ardent Leisure shareholders launch class action over Dreamworld deaths

The Ardent Leisure Group has acknowledged that it has been served with a shareholder class action as a result of the deaths of four people at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in October 2016.…

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Jun 18, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Legal / Safety / Tourism /


Netball Australia to join National Redress Scheme

Netball Australia has announced its intent to join the National Redress Scheme, in an effort to ensure survivors of institutional child sexual abuse under Netball Australia’s…

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Jun 18, 2020 Education / Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Insurance refusals impacting adventure tourism operators

With carnival ride and trampoline arena operators among industry sectors having been seriously impacted by sharply rising premiums and, in some cases, an inability to secure insurance…

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Jun 12, 2020 Insurance / Legal / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Sydney gym ordered to pay $550,000 to injured member

A gym member who injured her back putting away a 25kg weight at the New Dimensions Health and Fitness Centre in Western Sydney has been awarded more than $550,000 in injury compensation.…

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Jun 12, 2020 Fitness / Legal / Wellness /


Fitness Australia releases new industry code of ethics

Fitness Australia has released its new Code of Ethical Conduct providing members with comprehensive guidance on expected standards of industry behaviour. Releasing the document, Fitness…

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Jun 10, 2020 Education / Fitness / Legal / Recreation / Wellness /


Adelaide concert promoter Phil Rankine charged with 20 counts of theft

Former Adelaide-based concert promoter Phil Rankine has been arrested and charged with 20 counts of theft worth more than $5 million. Rankine brought acts such as Florence + The Machine,…

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Jun 5, 2020 Entertainment / Events / Finance / Legal /


Victorian national parks closed after social distancing breaches

Victorian authorities have closed several major national parks due to concerns visitors are failing to observe social distancing laws. On Saturday, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria…

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Jun 1, 2020 Legal / Parks / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


ASSA calls on Fair Work Commission to freeze Fitness Industry Award

Mindful of the impact of the Coronavirus on swim schools, the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has called for the Fair Work Commission to freeze wages and not apply an increase…

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May 25, 2020 Aquatics / Finance / Fitness / Legal /


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