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Monday, 15 June 2009
Page: 6040

Debate resumed, on motion by Mr Neumann:

That the House:

(1)   notes the Federal Government’s ‘Saving Lives in the Water’ measure announced in the 2008-09 Budget and the priorities identified in the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2008-2011;

(2)   calls on the Federal Government to:

(a)   create and implement an annual National Drowning and Prevention, Awareness and Memorial Day;

(b)   provide assistance to schools and other education facilities so they are fully resourced to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training, and better able to educate students on water safety;

(c)   establish a national code for pool compliance, legislating that all pool owners be trained, certified and up to date in CPR as part of their pool compliance;

(d)   devise and support programs to teach water safety to children and toddlers; and

(e)   implement a national rural and regional swimming program to better equip parents, carers and children in isolated communities.