Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 08, 2023


World Drowning Prevention Day

Orders of the Day, Private Business, No. 133: Hon. R.P. Wortley to move:

That this council—

1. Notes that 25 July is World Drowning Prevention Day, which serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities;

2. Expresses its profound condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones to drowning;

3. Recognises the important role that teaching children to swim, education on pool and beach safety and legislative mechanisms such as pool fencing have on reducing the tragic occurrence of drowning in our community;

4. Acknowledges the important role surf lifesaving clubs and all other related organisations play in South Australia in keeping many of the state's popular beaches safe; and

5. Acknowledges the important role that emergency services personnel play responding to instances of drowning or near drowning.

The Hon. R.P. WORTLEY (17:31): I move:

That this order of the day be discharged.

Motion carried; order of the day discharged.