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Burswood Park Board to undertake safety review after two children drown in the Swan River

The Burswood Park Board has advised that it will investigate the safety of its riverside recreation site after two children drowned in Perth’s Swan River on New Year's Eve. With…

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Jan 4, 2024 Legal / Play / Safety /


South Australia Government expands smoke and vape free areas to include beach jetties and patrol flags

The South Australian Government has introduced new laws effective 1st March 2024, which will see on-the-spot fines of $105 and prosecution penalties of $750 in place for people caught…

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Dec 29, 2023 Legal / Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


New Western Australian laws ban 82 offenders from attending popular night precincts

New Western Australian laws have seen 82 violent and anti-social offenders banned from entering five Protected Entertainment Precincts (PEPs) in the year since the laws were introduced by…

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Dec 24, 2023 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety /


Strip-search class action lawsuit against NSW Police to go ahead

The NSW Government's attempt to have the Supreme Court throw dismiss a massive class action against strip searches at music festivals has failed. Facing allegations it allowed NSW…

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Dec 22, 2023 Events / Government / Legal / Security /


Court document alleges jumping castle operator in Tasmanian school tragedy failed to secure all anchor points

A damning document submitted to the Devonport Magistrates Court in the case of the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy alleges that, on the day of the incident, only four of the eight…

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Dec 22, 2023 Attractions / Education / Legal / Safety /


Perth karate instructor Gavin Michael Smith gets eight year jail term over sexual abuse of teenage student

A Perth-based karate instructor who sexually abused a teenage student and then threatened to kill her if she reported it, has been sentenced to eight years jail. Having been found guilty…

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Dec 21, 2023 Legal / Safety / Sport /


Supreme Court orders Perth Glory receivers and APLto release wind-up documentation

Events that led to the voluntary receivership of A-League club Perth Glory and an unsuccessful potential sale are to be revealed following the Supreme Court of Western Australia issuing an…

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Dec 21, 2023 Finance / Legal / Sport /


Man charged with murder over alleged stabbing death of co-worker at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium

A Canberra man has been charged with murder over the apparent stabbing death of a 29-year-old woman at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra on Monday. Tshewang Choden was found dead…

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Dec 20, 2023 Attractions / Legal / Security / Zoos /


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