Calls for safety fences to be built around all swimming pools in Australia to prevent children from drowning

Drowing is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five in Australia, and while all modern backyard pools have to have safety fences, exemptions exist for old pools. The Tasmanian Coroner is recommending mandatory fencing around all pools after a four-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool in Launceston last year.