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Australian Government declares its support for legally binding global plastics treaty

The Australian Government has called for an international global agreement on marine plastic pollution with its declaration of support for a legally binding global plastics treaty welcomed…

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Sep 14, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Government / Legal /

 
 

Australian sports bookmaker fined $60,000 for illegal gambling ads

An investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW has resulted in Australian-owned Merlehan Bookmaking Pty Ltd, trading as TopSport, being fined $60,000 in the courts this week for posting…

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Aug 30, 2021 Events / Legal / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

ASTM International Standard for inflatable attractions to be adopted into 2024 International Fire Code

An ASTM International standard practice for inflatable amusement devices, published by the amusement rides and devices committee (F24), will be adopted into the 2024 International Fire Code…

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Aug 26, 2021 Attractions / Legal / Play / Safety /

 
 

Brisbane Olympic bid secures 72 of IOC member’s 77 votes for 2032 Games hosting

The vote by members of the International Olympic Committee to elect Brisbane 2032 as host of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad saw the bid receive 72 yes and five no votes from 77 valid votes…

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Jul 22, 2021 Events / Legal / Sport / Venues /

 
 

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 /

 
 

27 officials punished over Chinese cross-country marathon event at which 21 people died

China authorities have reportedly punished 27 government officials deemed responsible for the deaths of 21 people during a mountain marathon cross-country race last month. The deaths…

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Jun 15, 2021 Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Peloton recalls treadmills in the US and UK after child’s death

Exercise media company Peloton has announced that it is recalling over 100,000 of its treadmills in the USA and UK following their alleged link to the death of a six-year-old child. The…

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May 5, 2021 Fitness / Legal / Retail / Safety /

 
 

Chinese Football Association disqualifies six clubs over financial problems

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has disqualified six clubs from taking part in its professional leagues for the 2021 season, as a result of financial problems. Following years of…

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Apr 1, 2021 Finance / Legal / Sport /

 
 

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