COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time for everyone, but especially so for those already vulnerable. These pressures — the social isolation, the economic destabilisation give perpetrators of family violence additional opportunities to exercise control and power and to be violent.
A story from the Sydney Morning Herald
CHIPA members Prof Kim Foster, Prof Kate Curtis and Dr Connie Van were awarded best paper in the Golden issue of Injury.
A trial of share electric scooters for Sydney has been axed, even as a government department continues work on planning for its rollout.
The Federal Minister and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar has issued a media statement this morning announcing a new quad bike safety standard. The PSA website has also been updated re the new safety standard.
CHIPA visited Parliament House on 27th June 2018 to meet with Shadow Cabinet members Alex White (Health Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP), Sam Trobe, Deputy Chief-of-Staff, and Dr Michael Freelander MP, Member for Macarthur.
The Federal Budget has committed funding to create a national injury prevention plan following research and advocacy efforts by University of Sydney scholars and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance. To read more head to http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/05/29/research-impact–budget-funds-kids–injury-prevention-plan.html
We are happy to announce that the Australian government has pledged: $0.9 million over three years from 2018-19 to develop a new National Injury Prevention Strategy; $1.0 million over two years from 2018-19 for the KIDS Foundation to provide the SeeMore Safety program to 5,000 kindergartens and preschools; $6.3 million over four years from 2018-19…
The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell writes to Federal Health Minister the Hon. Greg Hunt MP urging support for the Childhood Injury Prevention Alliance (CHIPA)
The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has written to Federal Health Minister the Hon. Greg Hunt MP endorsing the creation and funding of a National Injury Prevention Commission to drive a national injury prevention strategy and action plan. In her letter, Commissioner Mitchell urges Minister Hunt for his support to CHIPA in establishing a forward…
Children have a statistically significantly higher risk of dying from their injuries if their usual residence is regional/remote Australia.