News: Safety

Toddler suffers severe burns to feet after stepping on metal plate in Ipswich park

A Queensland mother has advised that her 18-month-old daughter suffered severe burns to the bottom of her feet while playing at the River Heart Parklands in the south east Queensland city…

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Nov 10, 2018 Parks / Play / Safety / Surfaces /

 
 

Inquest told German tourists may have been dead at Trephina Gorge before alarm was raised

An inquest into the deaths of two German tourists who died while hiking in Central Australia has heard this week that a search was not launched until more than a day after their…

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Nov 10, 2018 Environment / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

NSW Police launch jet ski squadron ahead of summer

The NSW Police Marine Area Command will have a new squad out on the seas ensuring water safety with the addition of 14 new jet skis funded by the NSW Government. The new Marine Enforcement…

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Nov 9, 2018 Legal / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

‘Fumes’ lead to three day closure of indoor pools at Orange Aquatic Centre

Orange City Council released a statement explaining the toddlers’ pool, which had been empty for a month, would also be repainted in the coming days. The statement advised that…

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Nov 8, 2018 Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces /

 
 

New qualification framework to develop New Zealand’s professional mountain bike workforce

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for outdoor recreation, has launched a new suite of on-job training programmes for New Zealand’s highly-skilled mountain…

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Nov 8, 2018 Education / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

Falls Music and Arts Festival class action goes to trial

A class action involving up to nearly 80 concert goers injured in stampede at the Falls Music and Arts Festival will go to trial next month. The multimillion-dollar class action involves…

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Nov 7, 2018 Entertainment / Events / Legal / Safety /

 
 

Third Whitsundays shark attack leads to fatality

A man has died after a shark attack at Cid Harbour in Queensland's Whitsunday Islands Queensland Police said the latest victim, a man aged 33, had been swimming with friends when the…

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Nov 6, 2018 Environment / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

ASSA presents first Exceptional Service to Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety Award

The Australian Swim Schools Association’s first Exceptional Service to Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety Award has been presented to Perth-based Sharon Gregory. Gregory has…

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Nov 6, 2018 Aquatics / Education / Safety /

 
 

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