FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 26 February 2015 NSW Government delay to implementation of Pool Safety Regulations for Sale and Lease of property continue to put childrens lives at risk Samuel Morris Foundation Managing Director, Michael Morris, said “Today the NSW Government announced a delay to the implementation of provisions requiring a certificate of compliance for […]
NSW its time to register your pool!
Recent changes to the NSW Swimming Pools Act came into force today, Monday 29 April. Pool Owners Must Register Their Pool As part of the changes all NSW Pool Owners are required to undertake a self certification check, and then register their swimming pool on the NSW Governments Swimming Pool Register Website. There are […]
Manslaughter charges following toddler drowning.
Media Release: Armidale Pool Owner Charged with Manslaughter after Toddler Drowning Following the tragic death of an Armidale toddler days after a near drowning in May, it has now been reported that the owner of the property on which the pool was located has been charged with manslaughter. It is alleged that the pool at […]
Coroner recommends tougher pool laws
The NSW Deputy State Coroner, Paul McMahon has again issued recommendations calling on the NSW Government to toughen pool safety laws following another inquest into the death of a toddler in a backyard pool. Coroner McMahon was conducting the inquest into the death of Ethan Corless who had gained access to the swimming pool through […]
Changes to drowning prevention and awareness in NSW
The NSW Shadow Minister for Emergency Services has announced her support for significant changes to drowning prevention and awareness in NSW following the state election in March. Among the changes proposed by the Shadow Minister, Melinda Pavey are: Strip five government departments of responsibility for this issue Make Emergency Management NSW take charge (in a similar fashion […]