News: Government

Malaysia’s ALIFE calls for end to politicisation of concerts

Malaysia’s Arts, Live Festival and Events Association (ALIFE) has called on the nation’s Government to stop the politicisation of concerts. ALIFE made the plea following the…

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Nov 30, 2023 Entertainment / Government / Venues /


Football Australia rules out 2034 FIFA World Cup bid in boost for Saudi Arabia hopes

Football Australia has issued a statement advising that it has decided against bidding for the hosting rights for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, opening the way for Saudi Arabia to host the…

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Oct 31, 2023 Government / Sport / Venues /


PATA Chair says tourism faces threats of climate change and geopolitical unrest

Peter Semone, Chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), has delivered a sobering message to delegates at the PTM Forum, held this week in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart…

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Oct 8, 2023 Environment / Government / Tourism /


Easing diplomatic tensions to see renewal of home-and-away football fixtures between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that the national football teams and clubs of Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached an agreement to play matches between them on a…

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Sep 5, 2023 Government / Sport /


Australian Government commits $5.5 million to boost Papua New Guinea pathway to NRL

The Australian Government’s ongoing sporting diplomacy among its neighbours in Oceania has seen Federal Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy announce a…

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Jul 24, 2023 ByNigel Benton Finance / Government / Sport /


Malaysian Sports Ministry introduces free swimming lessons for children from low income families

Aiming to improve children’s water safety skills, Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) is to offer free swimming lessons to the children of families in low-income…

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Jun 27, 2023 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /


UNWTO and World Travel and Tourism Council Sign Historic MOU

In an historic first, the world’s two leading organisations representing the global public and private sectors in tourism agreed to work together across a number of key objectives.…

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Jun 22, 2023 Finance / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Study suggests major sporting events fail to inspire mass physical activity

The assumption that major sporting events and national team victories inspire exercise participation and physical activity among the wider population has been challenged by a newly released…

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May 25, 2023 ByNigel Benton Events / Fitness / Government / Sport / Wellness /



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