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Bendigo City Council defends anti-terrorism measures despite event cancellation

City of Bendigo staff have defended the new anti-terrorism measures for events despite the recent cancellation of the Bendigo Fun Run. Organisers of the annual Bendigo Bank Fun Run last…

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Jul 25, 2019 Events / Finance / Safety / Security / Tourism /

 
 

Lockout laws have devastating impact on Sydney’s night time economy

Since the NSW Government's introduction of lockout laws in 2014, new data from the City of Sydney has today revealed almost 500,000 fewer people under the age of 35 are visiting the…

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Jul 24, 2019 Access / Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Hospitality /

 
 

NSW music festival deaths inquiry told trauma of strip-searches similar to that of sexual assaults

The Coronial inquest into the deaths of six young festivalgoers has today heard about the effects of ‘dehumanising’ body searches with a harm reduction campaigner and a…

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Jul 19, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Security / Venues /

 
 

Splendour in the Grass festivalgoers urged to stay safe

NSW Police has advised festivalgoers of the consequences of bringing illegal drugs into this weekend’s Splendour in the Grass event. Despite revelations of heavy-handed…

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Jul 17, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Security / Wellness /

 
 

Music festival deaths inquest hears presence of Police dogs led to panicked drug-taking

A Sydney-based doctor has told the Coronial inquest into deaths of six young people at NSW music festivals that the presence of NSW Police drug detection dogs at these events could lead to…

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Jul 16, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Security /

 
 

Inquest hears of multiple failings by organisers and Police over festival drug deaths

The Coronial inquest into the deaths of six young people at music festivals in NSW has this week heard that poor organisation, heavy-handed policing, a rise in synthetic amphetamines and…

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Jul 13, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Security /

 
 

Taxi driver to stand trial over alleged Adelaide Aquatic Centre rape

A taxi driver is to stand trial over the alleged rape and indecent assault of a woman at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre last year. Hayas Kardo, aged 61, entered not guilty pleas to the…

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Jul 12, 2019 Aquatics / Legal / Safety / Security /

 
 

Sea World staff member to face Court over allegations of $19,000 theft

A Gold Coast teenager has been arrested over allegations that she stole $19,000 while working at Sea World. Queensland Police arrested the 19-year-old woman in late June following a…

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Jul 8, 2019 Attractions / Finance / Legal / Security / Tourism /

 
 

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