News: Safety

NSW declares state-wide national park closures due to extreme fire conditions

Due to the extreme fire conditions across much of New South Wales, most national parks and reserves in NSW from the Queensland border to Victoria are closed. This means no public access at…

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Nov 11, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety /


NSW Office of Sport centres and venues closed due to bushfire emergency

Following the declaration of a State of Emergency by the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, ahead of predicted catastrophic fire conditions, the Office of Sport is temporarily closing nine…

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Nov 11, 2019 Safety / Sport / Venues /


Monarto Safari Park to introduce new cooling systems for summer

In preparation for summer, Monarto Safari Park will be keeping animals, visitors and staff cool with new mister systems, extra shade coverings and plenty of water to ensure a more…

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Nov 11, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment / Safety / Wellness /


NSW Coroner recommends introduction of pill testing and banning sniffer dogs at festivals

The inquest investigating the drug-related deaths of six young people, aged 18 to 23, at NSW music festivals over two summers has seen Deputy NSW coroner Harriet Grahame recommend pill…

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Nov 8, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Safety /


Sydney swim school teacher pleads ‘not guilty’ to sex charges

A Sydney North Shore swimming instructor charged with more than 20 child sex offences has pleaded not guilty in a NSW Court. Kyle Daniels, aged 20, is accused of molesting 10 girls, aged…

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Nov 7, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Legal / Safety /


NSW lifeguards look to halt drownings of foreign swimmers this summer

The deaths of the five foreign nationals on NSW Mid North Coast beaches last summer prompted several agencies, including the Coffs Harbour City Council’s professional lifeguards, NSW…

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Nov 7, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Recreation textiles distributor advises of importance of right fabric choices for gymnastic, trampoline and play facilities

Ensuring that appropriate fabrics and textiles are chosen for gymnastic, trampoline, play and related facilities can be difficult choice, but Ricky Richards, a distributor of recreation…

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Nov 7, 2019 Play / Recreation / Safety / Sport / Surfaces /


Inaugural Australian Festival Industry Conference deemed a success

Over 100 people travelled to Coffs Harbour on 24th and 25th October to attend the country’s inaugural Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC). The event pulled delegates from…

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Nov 6, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /


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