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Former Surf Life Saving NSW executive charged over $2.7 million fraud

Former Surf Life Saving NSW General Manager Matthew Hanks has been arrested over an alleged multi-million-dollar fraud against the charity. Hanks aged 50, presented himself this morning…

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Aug 21, 2019 Aquatics / Finance / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Report suggests TEG considering refunds for disappointed Marvel Stadium basketball fans

With the withdrawal of elite basketball stars from the International Basketball Series games at Marvel Stadium this week leading to reports of unhappy fans, promoter TEG Live is understood…

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Aug 21, 2019 Legal / Sport / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Consumer Affairs Victoria issues advice on avoiding ticket scams

Following a significant increase in ticket-related complaints, Consumer Affairs Victoria has advised buyers to "stay mindful" when purchasing tickets to events. Reporting that,…

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Aug 20, 2019 Entertainment / Legal / Retail / Security / Ticketing /

 
 

Sapphire Coast search for ‘missing swimmer’ revealed as hoax

A search for a missing swimmer on NSW South Coast - that involved volunteers from five surf lifesaving clubs - has been revealed as a hoax. The three-day search commenced last Wednesday…

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Aug 20, 2019 Aquatics / Finance / Legal / Safety /

 
 

YMCA NSW locations impacted by ransomware attack

YMCA NSW has suffered a significant attack on its information technology systems with many of their locations across the NSW and ACT working without IT over the past week. In an…

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Aug 16, 2019 Aquatics / Fitness / Legal / Recreation / Technology /

 
 

Airlines face demands caused by oversize passengers

Following reports that climbing rates of obesity may force Australian airlines to recalculate the average weight of their customers, a senior Qantas executive has advised that carriers…

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Aug 13, 2019 Legal / Tourism / Wellness /

 
 

Owner of failed Embody wellness studio backing new Sydney gym

Scott Capelin, former owner of the Embody gym on Sydney's North Shore, which failed owing investors and trainers almost $4 million, is backing a new fitness studio in Sydney’s…

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Aug 12, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /

 
 

Global wildlife tourism generates five times more annual revenue than illegal fauna trade

In 2018, wildlife tourism directly contributed US$120.1 billion to global GDP, versus the US$23 billion in revenue attributed to the illegal trade in wildlife, or 5.2 times more,…

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Aug 12, 2019 Environment / Legal / Tourism /

 
 

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