News: Safety

Surf Life Saving Australia shares beach safety challenges

Despite the nine fatalities recorded around Australia over Easter, the Anzac Day break and school holidays, surf lifesavers continue to provide over one million volunteer patrol hours and…

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Apr 29, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Auckland curbs ANZAC Day events amid security fears

Amid heightened security fears in the wake of recent terrorist events, authorities in Auckland have cut the number of events being held on tomorrow's ANZAC Day. Only 26 commemorations…

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Apr 24, 2019 Events / Safety / Security / Venues /


Leading goal post supplier reminds sports ground contractors and managers of dangers of non-compliant goals

Abel Sports General Manager John Cann is concerned that with increasing demand for portable/moveable football (soccer) goals, many sports ground contractors and managers are not aware of…

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Apr 24, 2019 Legal / Safety / Sport /


Dingo management plan fast tracked following toddler attack

Following the experience of a family on K’gari (Fraser Island) whose 14 month old boy was recently dragged from a campervan by dingoes, Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch…

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Apr 21, 2019 Education / Environment / Safety / Tourism /


Rescuers drown after boat flips in surf off Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

Two volunteer surf life saving rescuers, believed to be father and son, have died off Victoria’s southern coast while rescuing a tourist in treacherous swells. A 30-year-old male…

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Apr 21, 2019 Aquatics / Safety / Tourism /


Surf Life Saving NSW urge Easter water safety

Easter is a notoriously high-risk holiday for drownings and surf lifesavers are on standby for what they expect to be a busy Easter/Anzac Day period on NSW beaches. Over the last three…

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Apr 18, 2019 Education / Recreation / Safety /


Tourist dies on Thailand zip line attraction

A Canadian tourist has died in Thailand after falling from a popular zipline attraction at Chiang Mai in the mountainous northern region of the country. As reported by the…

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Apr 16, 2019 Attractions / Safety / Tourism /


Sport Facility funding focuses on female-appropriate change rooms

The Western Australian Government's female sporting facilities fund has been successful in its first year having allocated 11 times its planned budget to deliver $3 million in…

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Apr 15, 2019 Finance / Recreation / Safety / Sport / Venues /


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