WA Minister Troy Buswell claims implementing a series of measures to increase safety for swimmers and surfers in Western Australia "does not represent what you would call a culling" of sharks.
Humane Society International's Michael Kennedy, claims a test of smart drums to protect swimmers from sharks in NSW is a PR exercise that will threaten other wildlife rather than make the beach safer.
This research report reveals that 27% of total drowning deaths over the past ten years involved people who were born overseas. This includes recent arrivals, long-term residents, overseas tourists, international students, and those in Australia for work purposes.
This report examines the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways over the last year.
During December 2010 and January 2011, Queensland was devastated by a series of natural disasters, with 78% of the state being declared a disaster zone. During this period, six children and young people died in association with floodwaters. Of those, four were in vehicles that...