News: Safety

Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguards Association conference to explore reversing rising summer drowning toll

Leading ocean safety experts from around the country will come together later this week to address the alarming rise in the number of Australians who drowned in the nation’s…

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May 4, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Finance / Safety / Tourism /


Player Coronavirus infections sees suspension of Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in COVID-19 cases among players. In a statement, the IPL said it had "unanimously decided" to postpone the…

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May 4, 2021 Safety / Sport / Venues /


Review reveals ‘toxic’ environment within Australian gymnastics with culture of physical, emotional and sexual abuse

An independent review into Australian gymnastics has revealed “systemic risk factors” within the sport, including child abuse and neglect, misconduct, bullying, abuse, sexual…

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May 4, 2021 Legal / Safety / Sport /


Inconsistent capacity rules between entertainment and sport inflict further damage on live music

Live music and events across Australia are being impacted by inconsistent capacity limits with concern that while sporting venues can now operate at full - or near-full - capacity,…

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May 4, 2021 Entertainment / Finance / Government / Safety / Venues /


Moving to address industry insurance crisis AALARA releases survey on Discretionary Mutual Fund

Moving to address what it calls the “catastrophic consequences of a failing insurance market”, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) is calling…

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May 3, 2021 Attractions / Finance / Insurance / Safety / Tourism /


Coronavirus fears sees fans barred from AFL western derby at Perth’s Optus Stadium

Just hours before today’s AFL western derby at between West Coast and Fremantle is due to kick off, fans have been told not to attend because of Perth’ latest COVID-19 scare.…

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May 2, 2021 Safety / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong Rugby Union ‘confident’ that 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series will run with capacity crowds

Hong Kong Rugby Union Chief Executive Robbie McRobbie is confident that the Hong Kong edition of 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series tournament will go ahead with full-capacity crowds, despite…

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May 1, 2021 Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


United Nations passes first ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention

The United Nations has this week passed its first ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. Brought to the United Nations by…

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Apr 30, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


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