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Jun 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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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Apr 2018

By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 28 March 2018  Article link A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure in 2012 has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH). The case won by Chris Goldscheider has huge implications for the industry…

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Mar 2018

Investigators say guard turned off fire warning system during Russian shopping centre blaze A security guard at the Russian shopping centre where more than 60 people were killed in a fire had switched off the fire warning system and fire exits from the building were blocked, state investigators say.  The Investigative Committee said in a…

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