Injury Matters Submission to National Road Safety Strategy Inquiry 2011-2020

On 8 September the Australian Government announced an inquiry in to the national Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020.

Despite efforts to improve road safety and driver behaviour, road fatalities and critical injuries remain a serious problem in Western Australia. The physical impact as well as mental heath outcomes of individuals and communities affected by road crashes can be long lasting. Injury Matters provides much needed high quality mental health support services for people who have been affected by a road trauma through the Road Trauma Support WA service.

Injury Matters’ submission to the inquiry can be read here.

Injury Matters Submission to National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

On 27 November 2017 it was agreed that the draft National Alcohol Strategy would undergo public consultation to inform the strategic direction and strategies of the Strategy.

Alcohol has a significant impact on the health and safety of Western Australians and alcohol-related harm is an issue across all injury areas. Alcohol is linked to a range of intentional and unintentional injuries, including falls, violence, suicide and self-harm, drownings and transport injuries.

As such Injury Matters made a submission to the consultation highlighting areas for action to reduced alcohol related harm in Western Australia.

Injury Matters’ submission can be read here.