27 Health and Community Leaders Sign Open Letter to Political Representatives Encouraging More Focus on Injury Prevention

Injury is the leading ​cause of death and long term disability in children and people of working age in Australia. There is a major overlap of risk factors and prevention strategies between injury and chronic disease, and injury can also lead to chronic ill-health and long-term persisting conditions. Injury Prevention and Control was endorsed as…

Farm Injury Deaths Headed in Wrong Direction

Research by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety based on media coverage from 2015 Australian Farm Deaths & Injuries Media Monitors Snapshot, indicates there were 69 on‐farm injury deaths. The main causes continued to be quads, accounting for 15 cases (22%), with two of these involving children. This is the fifth year in…

Responding to Injuries in Rural and Remote Communities

On March 7, 2016 the Royal Flying Doctor Service released its latest research publication entitled “The Royal Flying Doctor Service: Responding to injuries in remote and rural Australia” –RN017_Responding_to_Injuries_P14” This report gives details on falls, burns, poisonings, transport accidents, workplace injuries, drownings, self harm and assault. It shows the disparity that exists between country and…

Welcome to New AIPN Executive Committee Members

On behalf of the AIPN Executive, a warm welcome to the newest members of the committee, elected at our recent AGM. Deb Costello (Secretary) Senior Policy Officer, WA Road Safety Commission Deborah Costello has 25 years experience working with a range of government, non-government and not-for-profit organisations. She has worked across the health, community care,…

AIPN Award Winners Announced

The AIPN were delighted to present the following awards at last years 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, in recognition of outstanding achievement in injury prevention research, policy and practice. Award for Outstanding Contribution to the AIPN Dr Sophie Pointer, Flinders University A special award was also presented to Dr Sophie Pointer for…

Australia Day Honour for AIPN Member

Congratulations to Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith who has become an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2016 Australia Day Honours. The Officer of the Order of Australia is awarded for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity at large. The AIPN warmly congratulate Professor Joanne Ozanne-Smith on this award, a…

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…