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Water safety and swimming

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In a state like Queensland, where water activities are part of our lifestyle, the safety of our children and families in and around the water is paramount. 

Water safety is a life skill which starts from the moment a child comes into contact with water through all stages to adult life. For this reason we need Queenslanders of all ages to get involved in water safety. 

We know that Queenslanders take the safety of their families seriously, and will do all they can to ensure they have the skills and knowledge they need to be safe in and around water.

In recognition of the importance of improving water safety, in 2018 the Queensland Government convened a Ministerial Water Safety Roundtable with stakeholders and statewide experts.

The Water Safety Roundtable was established to identify ways the Queensland Government can work with other agencies and organisations to improve water safety in the community.

The roundtable met 4 times over the year. At the final meeting in August, the Minister of Education endorsed the:

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Last updated 09 January 2019