News: Legal

Final days of inquest into Dreamworld fatalities sees calls for new initiatives in theme park safety

A major overhaul of theme park safety including mandatory major inspections has been proposed as part of evidence submitted into the Coronial inquest into fatalities at Gold Coast theme…

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Dec 6, 2018 Attractions / Legal / Safety / Tourism /


UK court ruling set to see Viagogo having to reimburse fans

Viagogo could be forced to pay back millions of pounds to United Kingdom fans who bought tickets through the site only to be turned away at the door. A landmark court order against Viagogo…

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Dec 1, 2018 Entertainment / Government / Legal / Retail / Sport /


ASIC launches action against two former Tennis Australia directors

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched federal court action against the former directors of Tennis Australia, Harold Mitchell and Stephen Healy, for…

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Nov 19, 2018 Finance / Legal / Sport /


Man convicted for habitat destruction in Victorian conservation reserve

A man has been convicted in the Bendigo Magistrates Court after Parks Victoria caught him felling and removing trees and illegally destroying habitat in the Shelbourne Nature Conservation…

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Nov 13, 2018 Environment / Legal / Parks /


Swim coach Scott Volkers committed to stand trial on indecency charges

Swimming coach Scott Volkers has been committed to stand trial on five counts of indecent treatment of a child. Queensland Police arrested and charged the high profile coach in October…

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Nov 9, 2018 Aquatics / Legal / Sport /


NSW Police launch jet ski squadron ahead of summer

The NSW Police Marine Area Command will have a new squad out on the seas ensuring water safety with the addition of 14 new jet skis funded by the NSW Government. The new Marine Enforcement…

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Nov 9, 2018 Legal / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Falls Music and Arts Festival class action goes to trial

A class action involving up to nearly 80 concert goers injured in stampede at the Falls Music and Arts Festival will go to trial next month. The multimillion-dollar class action involves…

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Nov 7, 2018 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety /


Hong Kong Consumer Council calls for overhaul of ticket resale laws

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council has called for ticket scalping to be made illegal across all venues in the Administrative Region, citing that the secondary market creates the…

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Nov 6, 2018 Entertainment / Legal / Retail / Ticketing / Venues /


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