Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Sydney Festival issues statement on escalating boycott over Israeli embassy funding

Sydney Festival has issued a statement following the withdrawal from its 2022 line-up of a number of artists and organisations over the festival’s decision to accept $20,000 from the…

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Jan 5, 2022 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events / Finance / Government /


FINA 25 metre World Swimming Championships come to a close in Abu Dhabi

Six days of swimming competition come to a close today in Abu Dhabi with the staging of the final day of the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Being held at Abu Dhabi’s…

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Dec 21, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Events / Venues /


Inauguration event held for Cambodia’s new national stadium

The 60,000-seat Morodok Techo National Stadium in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh has been officially inaugurated. Set to be the centrepiece of Cambodia’s hosting of the 2023…

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Dec 18, 2021 Karen Sweaney Sport / Venues /


Queensland Government invests $2.1 billion in recycling programs

The Queensland Government is investing $2.1 billion in recycling to fast-track the State’s transition to a zero-waste society with the waste package including a $1.1 billion Recycling…

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Dec 13, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Finance / Government / Technology /


Phuket kicks off Thailand’s tourism recovery with a focus on sport

A dynamic virtual event - ‘SMASH IT’- held on 9th November has revealed that Phuket is playing a leading role in Thailand’s tourism recovery by using major sporting events…

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Nov 17, 2021 Karen Sweaney Events / Golf / Sport / Tourism /


2021 ARIA Awards to be hosted by Taronga Zoo for the first time

ARIA has revealed the incredible lineup of talent coming to the 2021 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music which, for the first time, will be broadcast live from…

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Nov 17, 2021 Karen Sweaney Arts / Attractions / Entertainment / Zoos /


AMCS and Climate Council respond to Australia’s contribution at COP26

While the final declaration from the COP26 conference gives some hope for our oceans and reefs, the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Climate Council highlight that Australia…

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Nov 15, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Events / Government /