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Victoria's Top Cop Says Development Of Security Measures Has Stagnated

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 09 / 17

Development of "sophisticated sec­urity measures at major Melbourne sporting events has stagnated," suggesting airport-style security at matches "may be the way of the future in the context of increasing terror threats," Victoria Victims of Crime Commissioner Greg Davies said, according to THE AUSTR...

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FFA Considers Split-Season A-League

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AFL To Ask CA To Move Shield Final Date

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Geelong Asks AFL For Financial Help

Geelong has approached the Australian Football League Commission for financial relief with the club "revealing it will lose" close to A$500,000 ($371,700) this season, according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. The "suddenly cash-strapped" Geelong has asked the commission to "lower the burden of ...

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Wallabies In Line For $4M World Cup Bonus

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NRL Reduces Parramatta Eels' Fine

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Air New Zealand Renews With All Blacks

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