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.
The Australian Government Department of Health, with The George Institute for Global Health hosted the 1st of two National Injury Prevention Strategy round tables on the 18th of March in Sydney. The day was well attended by a large range of cross-sectional industry, government, health and consumer representatives. Nine CHIPA members were in attendance (see photo and…Details
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.htmlDetails
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…Details
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…Details
Children have a statistically significantly higher risk of dying from their injuries if their usual residence is regional/remote Australia.
Children injured in transport incidents have twice the mortality risk compared to other injury types twelve months post injury.