News: Safety

2024 APOLA Conference to argue for investment in drowning prevention

With professional lifeguards concerned at the high level of ocean and open water drownings, the annual conference of the Australian Professional and Ocean Lifeguards Association (APOLA) is…

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Mar 19, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety /


Parks Victoria reopens flood impacted Buchan Caves Reserve ahead of Easter long weekend

Following a major flooding impact on Boxing Day 2023, the Buchan Munji (Buchan Caves Reserve) located in the alpine region of East Gippsland, will reopen to visitors ahead of the…

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Mar 18, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Environment / Parks / Safety / Tourism /


Crowd safety stewards charged over alleged Summernats assault

Two Summernats safety staff who allegedly assaulted a number of patrons at this year’s event have been charged and will face Court later this month. The alleged assault occurred on…

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Mar 16, 2024 Events / Legal / Safety / Venues /


Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland to retire rollercoaster Do-Dodonpa after guest injuries

Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, owned and operated by the Fuji Kyuko Co. has announced the retirement of its Do-Dodonpa rollercoaster after a number of…

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Mar 15, 2024 Attractions / Safety /


MCG introduces major security upgrades ahead of AFL season opener

The MCG has undergone a major security upgrade ahead of the 2024 AFL season that will see fans required to walk through AI-powered body scanners when entering the venue. Using technology…

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Mar 14, 2024 ByNigel Benton Safety / Security / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Dispute continues over new Tahiti judging tower for 2024 Olympic surfing competition

Following the decision by the Paris 2024 Olympic organisers to host the surfing competition in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, there has been an ongoing dispute over the proposed construction of a…

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Mar 14, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Events / Insurance / Safety / Sport /


Wadeye community pool in Northern Territory closes due to lifeguard shortages

Unfortunately for the residents of Wadeye, located in the Northern Territory's remote west, approximately 400 kilometres from Darwin, their multi-million dollar pool that reopened in…

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Mar 14, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Public artwork to enliven and enhance safety of Randwick health precinct

Randwick, located in Sydney’s east is having its Health & Innovation Precinct enlivened by the public artworks of two multidisciplinary Australian artists Lauren Brincat and…

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Mar 14, 2024 Arts / Safety / Venues /


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