AIPN Submission to Senate Inquiry into ‘Personal Choice and Community Impacts’ – Including Bicycle Helmet Laws

On 25 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into personal choice and community impacts to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2016. On behalf of members, the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), the Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have…

Family Violence Prevention Symposium – Wednesday 25 November, University of Sydney

12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 November The University of Sydney The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) is delighted to announce the latest conference program has been released for this year’s 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference being held Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 November at…

Quad Bike Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Symposium

12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Quad Bike Safety and Injury Prevention Symposium 8.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 27 November The University of Sydney The organising committee of the 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference are delighted to announce a dedicated symposium program on Quad Bike Safety and Injury Prevention. The symposium…

AIPN Supports UN Global Road Safety Week #SaveKidsLives

Around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, and rates of road traffic death among children are three times higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. A newly published World Health Organization (WHO) document, Ten strategies for keeping children safe on the road, draws attention to the…

Injury the Leading Cause of Premature Death for Indigenous Australians

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has identified injury as a leading cause of premature death amongst Indigenous Australians, particularly amongst those aged 1-34 years of age. “The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) acknowledges this report, which shows that there are clear differences between the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia,…

AIPN Past President Wins Women of Influence Award

Acknowledging a career dedicated to creating lasting social change amongst some of our most marginalized communities, and a desire to see a reduction in preventable injury across Australia and the World, Professor Rebecca Ivers has been announced as the winner of the Innovation category at The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence…

Football Leading Cause of Hospitalised Sports Injury

AIPN Executive Committee member Dr Sophie Pointer, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Injury Studies,  has recently completed a report on behalf of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the incidence of hospitalisations due to sports injury. Released November 2014, the report shows that injuries sustained while playing football make…

NH&MRC Awards $26 million to Support Innovative Injury Research

Twenty-seven new research projects, each targeting injury prevention or improving treatments post injury, were awarded funding in the recently announced National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) grants scheme. Projects covered a range of topics including the prevention of falls amongst older Australians, ways to improve recovery from traumatic brain injury and better wye to deliver care to…