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Court decision allows New Zealand Commerce Commission to continue Viagogo legal action

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has been granted permission to take controversial ticket resale site Viagogo back to the High Court. In April, New Zealand’s competition…

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Oct 4, 2019 Entertainment / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /


PCYC Queensland advises of full co-operation with investigation into teenager’s gym death

The Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (PCYC Queensland) has advised that it is fully co-operating with authorities in the prosecution relating to the death of teenager Ben Shaw…

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Sep 30, 2019 Fitness / Legal / Wellness /


NSW Upper House vote sees music festival regulations ditched

The NSW Upper House has voted to disallow controversial music festival regulations introduced by the NSW Government before the state election in March. The controversial laws were…

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Sep 27, 2019 Events / Government / Legal / Safety / Venues /


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"…

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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 /


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