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NSW Minister for Emergency Services to host Water Safety Roundtable

NSW Minister for Emergency Services to host Water Safety Roundtable
January 25, 2024

Facing a rising summer drowning toll, NSW Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib, supported by the Emergency Management Branch of the NSW Premier’s Department, will be hosting a NSW Water Safety Roundtable in early March 2024.

Expected to involve the widest possible range of water safety stakeholders, including bodies other than Surf Life Saving Australia and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, the roundtable will consider the latest water safety research and data, a stocktake of current initiatives and projects, gaps and opportunities for the sector, along with planning for the remainder of the peak period when people are in danger.

Australasian Leisure Management understands the roundtable will also consider the Float to Survive initiative.

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Nigel Benton

Co-founder/Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-founder and Publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

In 2020, he launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

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