News: Safety

Coroner rules that boy’s 2017 carnival ride death was preventable

The death of a six year old boy at the 2017 Rye Easter Carnival was preventable according to the Victorian Coroner. Passing her judgement on Friday morning, Coroner Sarah Gebert said the…

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Nov 25, 2023 Attractions / Events / Legal / Safety /


Pump Tests at Newcastle Ocean Baths indicate swim-ready progress

Swimmers are one step closer to being back in the water at the Newcastle Ocean Baths, with City of Newcastle advising of the testing and commissioning of the facility’s newly…

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Nov 24, 2023 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


ACT Government reinforces conservation efforts in response to escalating climate crisis

With a predicted dryer than average summer ahead, the ACT Government is focusing efforts on environmental protection and conservation strategies - applying lessons learnt from the 2020…

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Nov 24, 2023 Environment / Government / Safety /


Reece Rackley named Australian Swim Schools Association President

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has announced the immediate appointment of Reece Rackley as its new President. The decision comes as part of the Association's…

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Nov 23, 2023 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Fan dies after Allianz Stadium concert fall

A woman who was seriously injured during a concert by Robbie Williams at Sydney's Allianz Stadium last week has died. The woman, reported as being in her 70s, had been in induced coma…

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Nov 22, 2023 Entertainment / Safety / Venues /


Perth set to host World Conference on Drowning Prevention

The International Life Saving Federation’s World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) will be held at the Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre from 4th to 7th December 2023.…

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Nov 22, 2023 Aquatics / Education / Events / Safety /


Aerial beach patrols commence two weeks earlier in South Australia following shark attack

Aerial shark patrols have commenced two weeks earlier than usual at South Australia’s highest risk beaches following the recent attack at Port Noarlunga that left a 32-year-old woman…

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Nov 22, 2023 Environment / Recreation / Safety /


LIWA Aquatics announces team for 2023/24

The Leisure Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) Aquatics has announced that Nick Wilkinson has been re-elected as its President with Melissa Warren taking on the role of the as the…

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Nov 21, 2023 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety /


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