The AIPN recentlty made a submission to the New Zealand Parliament Arms Amendment Bill to support the tightening of gun control in New Zealand.
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…Details
Important work is being done to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but the high rates of injury remain a significant concern. The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) continues to advocate strongly for more work to be done to close the gap in injury between Indigenous and other Australians. A recent…Details
AIPN Safety 2018 scholarship winner, Gretchen Waddell (Kidsafe WA) gives us her highlights from the conference in Bangkok this November. Safety 2018, the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion was held from 5th-7th November in Bangkok, Thailand. With the generous support of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network I was able to attend…Details
I am all for a Gin and Tonic on a hot Bangkok night like the ones after a couple of days at the 2018 conference on injury prevention in November. But I was very moved when American trauma specialist Dr Catherine Staton suggested that Safety 2018 in Bangkok should formally recognise that harmful alcohol use…Details
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,…Details
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.”…Details
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network will be held on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time via teleconference and videoconference.
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,…Details
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…Details