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.

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Children injured in transport incidents have twice the mortality risk compared to other injury types twelve months post injury.

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Unadjusted child deaths following injury hospitalisation have increased (up from 108 to 149 deaths a year).

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Transport-related injuries rank as the second most costly mechanism of injury for children.

Falls represent almost 40% of injury hospital admissions and are the most common injury for children across all age groups (0-16).