News: Legal

Death at Western Victorian burnout event highlights disputes in governance of Australian motorsport

The death of a spectator at the LOO5ENATS burnout event in Stawell in Western Victoria last November has highlighted divisions in the governance of Australian motorsport. Trent Dezoete…

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Feb 8, 2024 Events / Legal / Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Regional movie theatre chain Majestic Cinemas enters voluntary administration

Majestic Cinemas, which operates nine movie theatres in regional NSW and Queensland, has entered voluntary administration blaming the pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis, natural disasters…

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Feb 3, 2024 Entertainment / Finance / Legal /

 
 

Hillcrest School jumping castle operator pleads not guilty to health and safety charge

Rosemary Gamble, the jumping castle operator charged with workplace safety breaches over the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy of December 2021 in which six children died has pleaded not…

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Feb 2, 2024 Events / Legal / Safety /

 
 

World Rugby initiates legal actions after World Cup match official abuse

World Rugby has commenced legal action against individuals responsible for online abuse against match officials and players during last year’s Rugby World Cup in France. Media…

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Feb 1, 2024 Legal / Sport / Technology /

 
 

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas initiates lawsuit against World Aquatics

Former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who broke barriers as the first out transgender woman to win a US NCAA swimming championship, has launched a legal challenge against…

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Jan 31, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Sport /

 
 

Secrecy over Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s approval of Harry Potter-themed event at The Briars nature reserve

The granting of permission by Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for entertainment giant Warner Bros. and events company Fever permission to hold an interactive Harry…

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Jan 25, 2024 Events / Legal / Security / Tourism /

 
 

Logan City Council fined $80,000 over electrocution of Eagleby Aquatic Centre lifeguard

Following Beenleigh Magistrates Court having heard evidence of a dangerous series of safety oversights at the Eagleby Aquatic Centre, which culminated with a lifeguard suffering a…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety /

 
 

Swearing and threats pose ‘serious risk’ to staff at Orange Aquatic Centre resulting in cut in pool entry numbers

Abusive behaviour toward staff members at the Orange Aquatic Centre over recent weeks has seen Orange City Council reduce patron numbers allowed in the facility. Having before Christmas…

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Jan 20, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

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