News: Safety

Pandemic sees Vietnam’s SEA Games postponed until 2022

The SEA Games Federation has advised that Vietnam’s staging of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in November and December is to be postponed until as a result of the country facing a…

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Jul 9, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Australia’s first gym purpose-built to be fortified against COVID-19 opens in Brisbane

Pod1um, Australia’s first gym purpose-built to be fortified against COVID-19, has opened in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Newstead. Rather than offering an open gym floor,…

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Jul 9, 2021 Fitness / Safety /


No spectators to be allowed at Tokyo Olympics

Fans will not be able to attend the majority of event venues at the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo after a Coronavirus state of emergency was declared in the Japanese capital.…

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Jul 8, 2021 Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Three-day Big Red Bash music festival sees record attendance

Record crowds have flocked to the Big Red Bash music festival over recent days with around 10,000 campers and caravanners making their way to the outback Queensland event. Taking place…

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Jul 8, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Tourism /


New Centre for Sport and Human Rights looks to address global sport’s human rights crisis

A new global body that aims to ensure all stakeholders in sport have their human rights respected, protected and promoted has been established. Granted the status of being an independent…

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Jul 8, 2021 Legal / Safety / Sport /


Belgravia Leisure introduces inclusive ‘All In’ swimming program at Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre

Belgravia Leisure, in partnership with Special Olympics, Parafed Auckland and Swimming New Zealand, has announced the launch of the ‘All In’ inclusive swimming program.…

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Jul 8, 2021 Access / Aquatics / Education / Safety /


University of Queensland study shows COVID denied Queenslanders millions of holidays

According to a study by University of Queensland academics, COVID-19 has deprived Queenslanders of almost 4.7 million holidays - including more than 2.4 million domestic vacations and 2.2…

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Jul 8, 2021 Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


NSW Police offer $1 million reward in appeal for evidence over Luna Park Sydney Ghost Train fire

The NSW Government has today announced a $1 million reward for any information on the 1979 fire that claimed the lives of six boys and a man on its Ghost Train ride. Following new…

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Jul 7, 2021 Attractions / Legal / Safety /


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