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Stonnington Leader - What’s The Best Way to Make Pools Safer? - 8 August 2017

Northcote Leader - Pressure For Mandatory Inspections - 2 August 2017

Moorabbin Leader - Call For Tougher Pool Laws - 26 July 2017

Stonnington Leader - Pool Plan Muddies Water - 25 July 2017

SPASA Victoria Media Release - Government Silent on Stakeholder Collaboration - 19 July 2017

Wangaratta Chronicle - More changes can help stop drownings - 19 July 2017

Channel 10 News - Industry Stakeholders Call for Mandatory Barrier Inspections - 17 July 2017

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3AW Radio Melbourne - Mornings with Neil Mitchell - Interview with Paul Shannon from Life Saving Victoria - 17 July 2017

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SPASA Victoria Media Release - Industry First Stakeholder Collaboration on Mandatory Barrier Inspection Legislation - 17 July 2017

Industry First Stakeholder Collaboration Letter - Advocates Demand Regular Pool Fence Checks - 14 July 2017

Bairnsdale Advertiser - Proposed Changes to Pool and Spa Fencing - 14 July 2017

Moorabool News - Pools and Spas up for Review - 11 July 2017

The Sunday Age - Shining a light on the rise of non-fatal drowning, the hidden heartache and cost to families - 9 Jul 2017

Royal Life Saving Society Australia - Non-fatal Drowning in Australia - Video

Lifesaving Victoria Media Release - Victorian Government Ignores World Health Organisation Recommendations on Home Pool Drowning Prevention - 22 June 2017

Heidelberg Banyule Leader - Call to Up Pool Checks - 20 June 2017

Manningham Leader - Pressure Mounts on Pool Safety - 19 June 2017

Herald Sun - Pools Scrutiny Call for Regular Checks - 15 June 2017

3AW - Ross and John from 3AW's Breakfast Show speak to Brendan Watkins - 15 June 2017

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Realestate.com article - Real Estate Institute of Victoria urges two-yearly safety checks for backyard pools, spas - 15 June 2017

KIIS 101.1 News - The Major Change Coming For Pool Owners In Melbourne - 15 June 2017

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Life Saving Victoria Media Release - Aquatic Industry Experts Warn New Pool Barrier Laws Alone Are Unlikely to Prevent Backyard Pool Drowning - 9 June 0217

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98.7 3RPP FM - SPASA CEO Brendan Watkins speaks on Peninsula Radio - 25 May 2017

SPASA Victoria Media Release - Government Completely Misses the Point on Pool Barrier Safety - 18 May 2017

94.7 FM The Pulse Radio - Mitchell Dye talks to Brendan Watkins - 10 May 2017

Kyambram Free Press - Government Finally Acting on Pool and Spa Safety - 10 May 2017

Diamond Valley Leader - Pool Law ‘Revamp’ Push for Fence Rules to Save Kids’ Lives - 10 May 2017

Channel 9 News Feature - Fenced Out: Pool Safe Inspections featuring SPASA Member Brett Fitzmaurice from Pool Safe Inspections Victoria - 10 May 2017

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Knox Leader - Leader Campaign Leads to Overhaul of Pool Fencing Laws - 9 May 2017

Frankston Standard Leader - New Pool Rules Put Safety First - 8 May 2017

Manningham Leader - New Regulations Put Pool Safety First - 8 May 2017

3AW - Neil Mitchell talks to Brendan Watkins - 5th May 2017:

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Sunraysia Daily Mildura - Pool Fence Pledge - 5 May 2017

Shepparton News - All Pools to be Fenced by 2020 - 5 May

SPASA Victoria Media Release - State Government Defies Coroner & Rest of Australia on Toddler Safety - 3 May 2017

The Age - Toddler Death Spurs Calls on Pools - 3 May 2017

SPASA Victoria Media Release - Government Allows Victorian Children to Remain At Risk - 2 May 2017

3AW - Neil Mitchell talks to Brendan Watkins re Coroner’s Recommendations – 2 May 2017:

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Watch Channel 7 News article – Victorian Coroner Calls For Urgent Pool Safety Changes:

Channel 7 News article Victorian Coroner Calls For Urgent Pool Safety Changes

 The Age - Toddler's Drowning Prompts Coroner to Call for Action on Backyard Pool Fences - 2 May 2017

Coroner Audrey Jamieson's report -  Finding Into Death Without Inquest -1 May 2017

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Media Release - New Government Primary School Swim Goal Applauded – But What About our Toddlers? - 28 November 2016

The Leader Newspaper article - Call for changes to Victorian Pool Fencing Laws - 28 November 2016

This investigation reveals the truth on how our councils really stack up with regards to pool and spa barrier compliance:

BOROONDARA: 24 pools inspected, zero compliance
DANDENONG: 22 pools inspected, zero compliance
FRANKSTON: No exact figures available but issues 40-55 non-compliance notes a year
GLEN EIRA: 195 pools inspected, more than 98 per cent failed to comply
HUME: 196 pools inspected, “at least 90 per cent” failed to comply
KINGSTON: Could not say how many inspections were made or how many pools complied
KNOX: 100 pools inspected, no figures provided but the “vast majority” failed to comply
MACEDON RANGES: No proactive pool inspection program and no figures available
MAROONDAH: 270 pools inspected in the past 18 months, 98 per cent failed to comply
MONASH: 151 pools inspected, only eight complied.
MOONEE VALLEY: 27 pools inspected, zero compliance
MORELAND: 130 pools inspected, “many” failed to comply
MORNINGTON PENINSULA: 261 pools inspected, zero compliance
NILLUMBIK: 75 pools inspected, 23 complied
STONNINGTON: 60 pools inspected, zero compliance
WHITEHORSE: 100 pools inspected, zero compliance
WHITTLESEA: 49 pools inspected, five complied
YARRA RANGES: 61 pools inspected, nine complied

The Herald Sun - Victoria Lags Behind in Pool and Spa Fence Safety Checks - 10 April 2017

The Age - Pool safety: Parents urged to check safety barriers to prevent pool drownings - 4 January 2017

Media Release - Victorian Kids Remain At Risk Until Laws Change - 16 December 2016

Brendan Watkins - SPASA Victoria Interview on Ballarat Radio - VoiceFM - 15 December 2016

Media Release  - Victorian Backyard Pool Safety Laws Dangerously Lagging - Western Australia Leads the Nation - 9 December 2016

Media Release - Media Claim Most Victorian Pools Fail Safety Laws – When Will Government Act? - 30 November 2016 in response to this HERE.

ABC Radio John Faine & Brendan Watkins - Pool Fence Alert - 14 November 2016

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Leader Community News - Three year old dies after being found in backyard swimming pool - 31 October 2016

Leader Community News - Knox Council decides not to prosecute owners for unsafe pools  - 23 October 2016