News: Safety

iFly Queenstown enjoying successful first summer of operations

New Zealand’s first indoor iFLY skydiving attraction in Queenstown is enjoying a successful first summer. Having joined Queenstown's suite of adventure attractions when it opened…

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Jan 2, 2019 Attractions / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Airlie Beach lagoon drowning prompts Worksafe Queensland advice

The drowning of a father and son at a lagoon attraction in Airlie Beach in October has prompted Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) to issue an advisory note to aquatic industry…

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Jan 2, 2019 Aquatics / Safety /


Rangers warn of dangers as walkers ignore heat warnings in Northern Territory parks

Park rangers in the Northern Territory are pleading with visitors to take notice of severe heat warnings in Central Australia after several walkers underestimated conditions over the…

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Dec 31, 2018 Environment / Parks / Safety / Tourism /


New Australian Open extreme heat policy to allow 10-minute breaks in men’s matches

The Australian Open has released its new extreme heat policy, allowing 10-minute breaks in men's singles matches for the first time ever in a grand slam tennis tournament. At the…

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Dec 29, 2018 Events / Safety / Sport / Wellness /


Lifeguards threatened by parent of unattended child at Makino Aquatic Centre

A parent who left their child swimming unsupervised launched a tirade of abuse and threatened lifeguards at Feilding's Makino Aquatic Centre in the week before Christmas. The incident,…

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Dec 27, 2018 Aquatics / Legal / Safety / Security /


Former Zamperla rides engineer drives Aussie World to new heights

The man responsible for installing and upgrading new rides and attractions at Aussie World believes the theme park is well on its way to becoming one of Australia’s leading…

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Dec 26, 2018 Attractions / Entertainment / Safety / Tourism /


Surf message aims to keep multicultural community safe on the beaches and waterways

Those from diverse backgrounds are being urged to heed the surf safety message of a program which educated more than 31,000 people in Queensland in the past year on how to stay safe on our…

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Dec 24, 2018 Culture / Education / Recreation / Safety /


Surf Life Saving NSW jet ski fleet boosted to increase beach safety for swimmers

The addition of 11 new jet skis to the Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW) fleet will bring the total to 49 patrolling NSW beaches. Jet ski trials began back in 2002 and have been vital to…

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Dec 22, 2018 Recreation / Safety /


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