News: Safety

Human Rights Watch spotlights possible deportation of rock band from Thailand to Russia

Human Rights Watch has advised that members of the exiled Russian-Belarusian rock band Bi-2 face persecution for their public criticism of the Russian government if Thailand deports them…

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Jan 30, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Safety /


World Conference on Drowning Prevention organisers invite input on closing statement

Following the successful conclusion of the 2023 World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) in Perth in December last year, the organisers of the event are now inviting input on the…

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Jan 28, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Life Saving Victoria concerned for potential tragedies over long weekend 

Following four fatal drownings at Phillip Island this week, Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has issued a grave warning to Victorians to stay safe around water this long weekend.…

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Jan 26, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety /


NSW Minister for Emergency Services to host Water Safety Roundtable

Facing a rising summer drowning toll, NSW Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib, supported by the Emergency Management Branch of the NSW Premier’s Department, will be hosting a…

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Jan 25, 2024 ByNigel Benton Aquatics / Education / Government / Recreation / Safety /


Groovin the Moo Queensland festival moves to Sunshine Coast Stadium and Kawana Sports Precinct

Set to be staged at six locations across Australia during May and June, the returning Groovin the Moo festival series will be held at a new venue when it reaches the Sunshine Coast on…

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Jan 25, 2024 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /


Victoria’s deadliest drowning tragedy in almost 20 years claims four lives

Victorians are being urged to prioritise water safety and head to patrolled beaches ahead of the long weekend following the drowning deaths of four people who were pulled from the water at…

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Jan 25, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Royal Life Saving calls on men to ‘make the right call’ after alarming rise in summer drownings

With a long weekend approaching, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is urging people, and men in particular, men to ‘Make the Right Call’ when they’re on, in, or near…

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Jan 24, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Logan City Council fined $80,000 over electrocution of Eagleby Aquatic Centre lifeguard

Following Beenleigh Magistrates Court having heard evidence of a dangerous series of safety oversights at the Eagleby Aquatic Centre, which culminated with a lifeguard suffering a…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety /


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