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Victorian Crackdown on Ticket Scalping

The Victorian State Government has introduced legislation to crack down on ticket scalping within the state, to give regular fans a fairer go.

Courtney had the story on the Brekkie Flow.

The new Major Events Legislation Amendment (ticket scalping and other matters) Bill 2017 will make it illegal to sell or advertise for resale tickets to any declared event for more than 10% above face value.

Under the new Major Events Act, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events will also be able to declare events other than sporting fixtures.

The legislation will also allow cultural events like theatre shows and concerts to be declared and better protected, with new authorised ticketing officers to be introduced.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said: “For too long, Victorians have been ripped off, desperate to see their favourite team or performance live.

“These new measures will crack down on scalpers and help keep our major events fair and accessible for everyone.”

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