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Sport Minister Richard Colbeck issued an urgent reminder to Australians not to become complacent after the recent string of drowning tragedies. He said the incidents were an important reminder to look out for loved ones, read safety signs, swim between the flags and follow advice from lifesavers. “A tragedy can unfold in seconds,” he said on Monday. “Can I urge Australians everywhere — families on holiday or mates catching up after a challenging period — don’t be ignorant to the dangers.”

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Minister for Sport and Senator for Tasmania, Richard Colbeck, has extended his gratitude to the AFL after it confirmed it would host a tribute match for the people affected by the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy in Devonport, Tasmania.   As part of its 2022 pre-season fixture to be released on Monday, December 20, Hawthorn will host Richmond in a tribute match to support the families who lost loved ones and the wider community. North Melbourne Football Club will also show its support as part of the event. Minister Colbeck, a Devonport resident, said the tribute match would mean a lot to the community as it deals with the unbelievably loss. 

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