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Preventing violence against women

Preventing violence against women

By Know Injury • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…

Causes of death in Australia in 2017

By Know Injury • July 26th, 2019

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a web report regarding deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Australia in 2017. The report indicates that there were 160,909 deaths registered in Australia in 2017, of which 66% were among people aged 75 and over. Additionally the report indicates that 50% ofmore…

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia

By Know Injury • June 20th, 2019

In addition to providing a range of statistics regarding the overall incidence of family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, AIHW’s recent report ‘Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019’ focuses on the impact of violence within a number of vulnerable population groups.

The incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

By Know Injury • March 20th, 2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet recently released “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018”, which provides a summary of the most recent data regarding the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. The report highlights a range of Australian injury statistics, including: In 2016-17, the injury hospitalisation rate for Aboriginalmore…

New Wheatbelt and South West injury toolkits

By Know Injury • February 25th, 2019

Injury Matters recently released two toolkits focusing on the prevalence of injury in the Wheatbelt and South West. The toolkits highlight the regions injury fatalities, injury hospitalisations and provide suggestions for how we can reduce the local impact of injury. In the Wheatbelt from 2011 to 2015, road trauma accounted for 106 fatalities in themore…