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Risk management for scuba diving operators on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Wilks, Jeffrey & Davis, Robert J. (2000) Risk management for scuba diving operators on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Tourism Management, 21(6), pp. 591-599.

Abstract

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most popular scuba diving destinations. Unfortunately, a series of recent diving injuries and deaths has tarnished the region's safety record. In particular, media attention surrounding the disappearance of American divers Thomas and Eileen Lonergan has focused attention on dive operators' legal responsibilities and the consequences of failing to discharge their duty of care to customers. This paper briefly examines the relevant Australian law for recreational diving operations, and reviews risk management strategies that may reduce or prevent the occurrence of future problems.

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ID Code: 9221
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 0261-5177
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Tourism Policy (160513)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:20

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