News: Safety

Eight people left in critical condition following suspected drug overdose at Melbourne’s Hardmission Festival

Eight people are in a critical condition following a suspected ecstasy overdose at the Melbourne rave - Hardmission Festival - on Saturday night. Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance…

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Jan 8, 2024 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Security / Wellness /


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers investigating after girl bitten by dingo on K’gari

A seven-year-old girl was bitten on her thigh by a dingo at K’gari (formerly known as Fraser Island) on 4th January with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)…

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Jan 8, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Visitors encouraged to use First Basin Swimming Pool for safety reasons at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge

City of Launceston has advised they are anticipating high visitation this summer to Launceston's most popular natural attraction, the Cataract Gorge with Mayor Garwood…

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Jan 8, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Safety /


The Y WA acknowledged for ‘excellent’ standard in safeguarding review

An independent audit undertaken by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF), assessing the Y WA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, resulted in the highest overall…

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Jan 8, 2024 Education / Recreation / Safety /


Emergency Response Beacon activated to prevent rip drownings

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) has advised that one of its latest to be installed Emergency Response Beacons (ERBs) was used twice last week to assist in the rescue of people at The Ruins…

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Jan 7, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Recreation / Safety / Technology /


Adelaide Festival Centre to receive $35 million upgrade to improve access and safety systems

Adelaide Festival Centre is to receive an extensive $35 million upgrade, beginning in 2025, which is designed to improve the access to the centre as well as its fire and safety systems.…

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Jan 6, 2024 Access / Entertainment / Safety / Venues /


Taronga and Melbourne Zoo challenged by monkey escapes, false alarms and euthanasia

Zookeepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo identified that a spider monkey had left its habitat in the morning of 2nd January while on 3rd January a false alarm was activated at Melbourne…

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Jan 5, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Education / Safety / Zoos /


Burswood Park Board to undertake safety review after two children drown in the Swan River

The Burswood Park Board has advised that it will investigate the safety of its riverside recreation site after two children drowned in Perth’s Swan River on New Year's Eve. With…

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Jan 4, 2024 Legal / Play / Safety /


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