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Waves from distant storms: a fatal combination for Australia's rock fishers

16.07.14 - It's a beautiful calm day on the coast, sun glinting off the water, a cool breeze blowing in from the sea. Perfect fishing weather - or so you would think ... 
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Blow by blow: How to keep up to speed with the Bureau's coastal wind warnings 

14.04.14 - The strong winds, roiling seas, and jagged rocks that line Australia's 36,000km coastline have claimed more than 8,000 vessels since the Tryall, a ship of the English East India Company, gained the dubious distinction of becoming Australia's first official shipwreck in 1622. In those days, crews took to sea... 
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Jetskis over represented in incident report 

13.12.13 - Incidents and complaints about jetskis remain higher than any other water craft, according to a 10 year review report released today by Transport for NSW. The Maritime Management Centre report details jetski incidents, levels of compliance and feedback recorded over a ten-year period. 
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Parents value swimming and water safety lessons above all other extra-curricular activities 

31.10.13 - AUSTSWIM and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia were pleased that both parents and non-parents chose "learning to swim" as the most important activity for children aged 5 to 14 years when provided a set of seven popular extracurricular activities in a recent community survey. Full media release

Be The Influence NSW Surfmasters State Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat - Due to Kick Off in the Great Lakes Region in June 

31.05.13 - Some of NSW's best surfers aged 35 and over will return to the NSW Great Lakes region when the 2013 Be The Influence NSW Surfmasters State Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat kicks off from 13-16 June, 2013. Full media release

2013 NSW Water Safety Awards and NSW AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence - Nominations Now Open 

29.04.13 - The NSW Water Safety Awards and NSW AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence provide the aquatic industry with the opportunity to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to water safety and education in New South Wales. Full media release

AUSTSWIM and RLSSA to Conduct a National Survey for Parents on Swimming and Water Safety Programs 

15.04.2013 - AUSTSWIM and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia are urging parents whose children have undertaken swimming lessons to share their experiences in a new survey. The survey will enhance our understanding of Swimming and Water Safety programs for children aged 5-14 years old. Full media release

Changes to lifejacket safety rules 

05.12.12 - Marine safety rules in NSW are being fine tuned so it is simpler for people to understand when the law requires them to wear a lifejacket. Full media release

Howzat: Cricket incentives in new lifejacket campaign 

01.12.12 - Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today launched a new water safety campaign to bring down the rising number of boating fatalities in NSW. Full media release

Surfing NSW prepaers to release Surfers Rescue 24/7 this weekend 

01.11.12 - Surfing NSW's nationally accredited CPR and Board Rescue course, Surfers Rescue 24/7 will kick off for the first time at Maroubra this Saturday. Full media release

Government delivers on backyard pool safety 

23.10.12 - NSW Local Government Minister Don Page today announced the passage of new backyard pools regulations which will help safeguard children. Full media release

'Go Easy' When Boating on NYE 

29.12.11 - Boaters are reminded to 'stay under the limit' as they head out onto waterways across the State for New Year's Eve celebrations. Full article - NSW Maritime

Dangerous Surf Alert 

23.12.11 - Big seas and dangerous swells are forecast for Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the state's north. Full article - Surf Life Saving Australia

Lifejackets Save Lives - Wear It 

22.12.11 - NSW Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today launched a safety website designed to promote greater awareness of lifejackets and when to wear them when boating. Full article - NSW Maritime