News: Safety

Queensland issues dam swim safety warnings ahead of long weekend

Water safety in summer isn’t just about swimming between the flags at the beach: it’s about swimming in the designated areas in dams as well. On the eve of the Australia Day…

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Jan 25, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Royal Life Saving WA helps women learn to Swim and Survive 

Royal Life Saving WA is in partnership with the South West Sports Centre in Bunbury to offer multicultural women’s swimming lessons. The aim is for women to build on their current…

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Jan 24, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Australian Festival Association launched to create ‘world-leading’ standards

A group of major festival promoters have united to set up the Australian Festival Association to help “deliver safe and well-run festivals around Australia, and establishing…

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Jan 24, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /


Swimsmart programme aims to reduce drowning rates in New Zealand

A Christchurch City Council Swimsmart survey has revealed that learning water survival skills at a young age is the main motivation for parents when booking swimming lessons. Although…

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Jan 23, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Western Sydney University scientist creates star rating for playground heat performance

With Australia’s current heatwave having a massive impact on outdoor play and recreation, urban ecosystem scientist Dr Sebastian Pfautsch of Western Sydney University is creating a…

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Jan 20, 2019 Environment / Play / Recreation / Safety /


NSW Government to require licensing of music festivals after drug deaths

Following a series of drug deaths and overdoses, the NSW Government is to introduce regulations that will require music festivals to be licensed. The move, that will see event organisers…

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Jan 20, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /


Leading medical body calls for pill testing trials at Australian festivals

Australia's peak body for physicians has thrown its support behind calls to introduce pill testing at music festivals, urging state governments to take action to introduce the…

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Jan 18, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety / Wellness /


Parents urged to enrol children in vital Swim and Survive lessons

With 61 drowning deaths across Australia so far this summer (from 1st December 2018 to 14th January 2019), 20 more than at the same time last year, Australia is in the midst of a drowning…

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Jan 16, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


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