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Reef deaths prompt changes to safety rules for snorkellers

Tourists will be compelled to disclose health issues and "at-risk'' snorkellers made to wear colour-coded equipment as part of reforms aimed at cutting deaths on the Great Barrier Reef.

The State Government has launched a stronger recreational snorkelling code of practice for Queensland and will soon announce revised diving safety guidelines, The Sunday Mail reports.

It follows a horror run of 10 tourist deaths at the natural wonder in a six-month period last year.

The improvements are based on advice from tourism industry operators and work safety experts.

Topics:  diver great barrier beer snorkelling

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

CAR CRASH: The Queensland Ambulance Service were called out to a single vehicle crash in Eidsvold this afternoon.

Crash occurred at 2.25pm on Friday

Sharing culture with class

The Solomon Islands mother's group performs for Gayndah State School students.

BRINGING mother's together.

Musicians head to Degilbo for Small Halls tour

ENTERTAINMENT: Katie and Adam Richmond will be the opening act at Saturday night's Festival of Small Halls at Degilbo.

Event starts 4pm Saturday, December 9

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