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Australia’s Injury and Alcohol Burden

Australia’s Injury and Alcohol Burden

By Know Injury • April 16th, 2018

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released an Australian Burden of Disease Study publication focusing on the contribution of alcohol to the burden of disease in Australia. The report, Impact of alcohol and illicit drug use on the burden of disease and injury in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011, outlinesmore…

Wellbeing of Australian Children and Youth

By Know Injury • March 20th, 2018

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) recently released its third report card on the wellbeing of young Australians. This report provides data relating to how Australian children and youth are faring in six areas; loved and safe, material basics, healthy, learning, participating, and positive sense of identity and culture. These six areasmore…

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia

By Know Injury • March 6th, 2018

Helping to create a more coherent picture of violence in Australia, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently brought together various data sources around violence in Australia to publish the “Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia” report. Amongst other at-risk groups, the report highlights women as an at-risk group for family, domesticmore…

Hospitalisations due to farm injuries in Australia

By Know Injury • February 21st, 2018

Working and living on a farm can increase an individual’s injury risk due to exposure to potential hazards including; off-road motorcycles, unsealed roads, unfenced bodies of water, large farm animals and chemicals. These hazards and more, contributed to 22,000 hospitalisations in Australia between 2010-11 and 2014-15 due to injuries which occurred on a farm. Amore…

Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

By Know Injury • February 15th, 2018
Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

In the report, Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women, by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, it focuses on models which intend to reduce family violence in remote communities, with a focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.1 The report is based on qualitative research conducted in three Australian communities,more…