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…

AIPN Award Nominations Now Open

The AIPN National Executive calls for nominations for the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention Network Awards, which will be awarded at this year’s AIPN Conference in Ballarat, 13-15 November 2017. There are four award categories to acknowledge the diversity of contribution made to our field: Achievement in Research in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Pam Albany…

Notice of AIPN Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting  The 2017 Australasian Injury Prevention Network Annual General Meeting will be held on: Monday 13 November 2017, commencing at 5pm (ADST – Sydney/Melbourne) Positions available for election to the AIPN Executive include: Treasurer Secretary 2 x General Member positions 1 x Student representative (Ex-Officio) Venue: Mecure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria.…

New BMJ Blog Post Promotes AIPN Conference

As the countdown continues for the AIPN conference this year, we are pleased to announce another blog post featuring one of the conference keynote speakers has been published by BMJ. Dr Alison Baker-Lewton is a Senior Lecturer in Social Pedagogy in the College of Arts and Education at Victoria University in Melbourne. Her research draws…

BMJ Blogs Promote AIPN Conference

With thanks to Sheree Bekker, PhD Candidate, Federation University and Social Media Blogger for Injury Prevention, the AIPN is pleased to share the following six blog posts promoting the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. Take Action for Injury Prevention 2017 Steve Marshall | People in injury prevention Andrea Gielen | People in…