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Jun 18

Van drives into a crowd at Pinkpop camp site, three injured, one dead. Van drove off, yet to be found. Motive unknown.

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Jun 18

Why you should always keep an eye on the weather report when working outdoors.. Severe winds caused by Storm Hector rip through the VIP tent on the Scottish Open course in Gullane, Scotland, rolling it over before shattering it on the ground

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Jun 18

SafeWork NSW is cracking down on dangerous worksites as part of an ongoing forklift safety blitz, after inspectors visited 180 businesses in March this year and found significant safety breaches, leading to more than 90 notices. “I’m seriously concerned by the industry’s lack of compliance with forklift safety, so I’ve directed our inspectors to come…

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Jun 18

Two high-flying aerialists were lucky to walk away with just bruising after a spectacular fall during their routine at the WA Police Social Club Ball last night. The man and woman, from performance company Kinetica, were towards the end of their aerial routine at the Hyatt Regency Perth when they fell about 4m from the…

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May 18

The trauma of injuries goes much deeper than the actual injury, and not only for dancers. Everyone in the entertainment industry lives with the dreaded ‘only as good as your last gig’ fear.  Time we recognised it and put systems in place to look after workers who have been injured Nancy Wozny The day after…

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May 18

A lot of people in our industry may work under a trading name. If you are then you should read this and follow the links. The Australian Business Register (ABR) is working with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) in preparation for the retirement of trading names. To continue trading under a specific name, you…

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Apr 18

Only a small number of tests were done but it is a start! Let’s hope this can become a standard part of all festivals and EDM gigs, without the prejudice currently attached to the subject. Here is Australia's first official #pilltesting service in numbers:128 participants85 samples tested50% was 'other' (lactose, sweetener, paint)50% was pure MDMA2…

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Apr 18

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience has published the 2018 edition of the national Community Recovery Handbook<https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-2-community-recovery/>. You can freely access it here: https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-2-community-recovery/ Supporting communities after a disaster is a complex shared responsibility between government, NGOs, community, community groups, emergency management organisations, volunteering organisations, the business sector and corporate and philanthropic agencies. Successful recovery…

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Apr 18

Later this year the ‘Chain of Responsibility’ legislation will come in force.  If you work in the entertainment industry, this will impact on your job and your responsibilities. Please read on and follow the links to get the lowdown. What is the Chain of Responsibility? In mid-2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will be…

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Apr 18

Absolutely awesome initiative!  It is high time that accessibility is taken much more seriously at Australian events and concerts. And not just on-site, it requires the whole package including public transport, parking, facilities such as bars and merch outlets, toilets, ATM’s – the works. The Auslan interpreter is the icing on the cake! By Nicole Asher…

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