News: Safety

Royal Life Saving to convene water safety forum for Riverland region

Tragically, between July 2002 and June 2023, 17 individuals lost their lives to drowning in the Riverland region, with 16 of these fatalities occurring in the Murray River. Among the…

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Apr 9, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Safety /


SLSNZ National SAR Summit provides opportunity to test long-distance deployment

With New Zealand being an island nation surrounded by vast and unpredictable waters, Surf Life Saving New Zealand has highlighted the need for the country to have well-prepared search and…

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Apr 9, 2024 Education / Environment / Recreation / Safety /


EPA orders Hobsons Bay City Council to act on asbestos findings in parks and reserves

Hobsons Bay City Council, which stretches from the western side of Melbourne’s Yarra River mouth along the coastal western suburbs, was issued with two remedial notices yesterday by…

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Apr 8, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation / Safety /


Aqua English Swim project to benefit thousands of Logan’s culturally diverse young people

Community-based, water safety initiative - the Aqua English Project – will see another 3900 young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Logan, learn how to…

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Apr 8, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


Boon Edam speed gate provides seamless and secure facility entry 

With managers aware of their duty of care towards anyone who enters their facility and the need to be aware of how many people are in their venue at any time (for revenue, safety and…

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Apr 8, 2024 Access / Safety / Security / Technology /


NSW Government partners with NRL to support regional teenagers

The NSW Government has launched Project Pathfinder in Moree that aims to provide young people with access to the NRL environment and an NRL mentor to support and engage with their…

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Apr 7, 2024 Culture / Education / Safety / Sport / Wellness /


Night swim at Darwin Waterfront Precinct lagoon results in drowning

A 37-year-old woman has drowned overnight after swimming in the lagoon at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. St John Ambulance NT received reports just before 11:30pm on Thursday (4th April)…

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Apr 5, 2024 Aquatics / Attractions / Safety /


Aquatic centre staff among those to be protected by Shoalhaven City Council’s safe work legislation

Shoalhaven City Council has advised of its zero tolerance approach to any behaviour that places its workers at risk of psychological harm and as a result, call on the community to be…

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Apr 5, 2024 Aquatics / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


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