News: Safety

Monster truck event safety questioned after incident at Mount Gravatt Showground

Organisers of a monster truck show in Brisbane have come under fire after a child was hospitalised with minor leg injuries when a stunt car accidentally drove into the crowd. Emergency…

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Oct 29, 2018 Events / Safety / Venues /


Taranaki’s Yarrow Stadium owner runs up $15 million loss in last financial year

The Taranaki Stadium Trust, owner of New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium, has reported a $15 million loss over the past 12 months. With the venue’s East and West Stands currently…

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Oct 29, 2018 Finance / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Father and son drown at Airlie Beach lagoon

Two overseas tourists - a father and son - have drowned while swimming at the Airlie Beach lagoon in the Whitsundays. The pair, believed to be from China, were, according to Queensland…

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Oct 29, 2018 Aquatics / Legal / Safety / Waterparks /


YMCA Victoria backs VICSWIM with free participant family access

YMCA Victoria is encouraging families to be part of the VICSWIM Summer Kidz program, announcing free pool entry at participating venues for students and their families enrolled in the…

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Oct 26, 2018 Aquatics / Education / Events / Safety /


Keep Watch research shows alarming scale of toddler drowning

With summer approaching Royal Life Saving Society WA is launching the Keep Watch campaign, urging parents and carers to supervise children around water at all times. The campaign follows…

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Oct 26, 2018 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Filtration system failure set to result in 12 month closure of Port Hedland’s Gratwick Aquatic Centre

The Town of Port Hedland has advised that following a “catastrophic failure” of the filtration system at the Gratwick Aquatic Centre during pressure testing last month, the…

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Oct 25, 2018 Aquatics / Safety / Technology /


Chlorine leak closes Orange Aquatic Centre

The Orange Aquatic Centre has been closed this week while cleaning up operations are undertaken following a chlorine leak in the facility’s plant room. Staff and patrons were…

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Oct 25, 2018 Aquatics / Safety /


Further $2.2 million invested in drowning prevention in New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is continuing its investment in drowning prevention with the launch of a new research fund to find new insights into the country’s drowning problem.…

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Oct 24, 2018 Aquatics / Education / Finance / Safety /


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