Joint response between RACS and the AIPN to the National Transport Commission Issues Paper: Barriers to the safe use of innovative vehicles and mobility devices

Response to the selected questions for comment Download pdf What are the practical and measurable outcomes required from a nationally consistent policy and regulatory framework for innovative vehicles? Before the introduction of any new innovative vehicle to the marketplace, a broad consultation process should be undertaken with the key stakeholders who have a role in…

Safety 2018 wrap up from AIPN scholarship winner

AIPN Safety 2018 scholarship winner, Gretchen Waddell (Kidsafe WA) gives us a wrap up of her attendance at the conference in Bangkok this November. Thanks to the Australasian Injury Prevention Network, I was fortunate enough to attend Safety 2018, the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. The conference took place in Bangkok,…

Media Release: Response to Bicycle Network’s Position Paper on Australia’s mandatory helmet laws

Media Release Response to Bicycle Network’s Position Paper on Australia’s mandatory helmet laws The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) is concerned and alarmed by Bicycle Network’s recommendation to relax mandatory helmet laws in Australia. “It is well known, and is acknowledged in the position paper, that bicycle helmets are highly effective in reducing head injury.”…

AIPN ‘Safety 2018’ Scholarship

As part of our commitment to the professional development of our members, the Australasian Injury Prevention Network is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for one of our members to attend the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018), which will take place on 5 – 7 November 2018 in Bangkok,…

New Safety Standards for self-balancing scooters

The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, has made a new safety standard for self-balancing scooters, the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018. This decision follows a review of the preceding standard by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The new standard prescribes the minimum safety requirements that manufacturers and…

Budget win for injury prevention

The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) has welcomed the allocation of $0.9 million over three years to develop a new National Injury Prevention Strategy in the 2018-19 budget. “The current National Injury Prevention and safety Promotion Plan, 2004-2014, urgently needs to be reviewed and updated,” said AIPN President Rebecca Ivers. “With injury the leading cause of…