Each year an average of 13 drowning and 84 non-fatal drowning incidents occur in NSW children. Recent research shows that people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) and newly arrived in Australia are at higher risk of drowning incidents. This is likely to be due to lack of familiarity with water activity and swimming ability in some people.
Over the past few months we have seen too many tragic incidents around international students reported in the news. The situation many international student find themselves in, living in a different country creates vulnerability to many elements of life, including workplace equality, road safety, and in some cases, social discrimination, despite the fact that Australia is in general a very safe place to live, work, and study.