Interview with Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs (University of South Australia), who has co-authored an article with Ms Susan Hunt, Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (CAPRA), Monash University Injury Research Institute - looking at the shortfalls of the foster care system and suggested reforms (article to be released in November by Cambridge University Press).
891 ABC radio, Adelaide

Associate Professor Stuart Newstead, MUARC, comments on figures revealing the number of young people who have been killed in car crashes this year has soared.
The Age

Assoc Professor Stuart Newstead, Monash Injury Research Institute, discusses how ‘clever cars' are being designed to prevent accidents are the latest frontier in attempts to minimise the risk of death and injury in road crashes.
Canberra Times

New research conducted by Monash University Accident Research Centre found Autonomous Emergency Braking Technology could reduce the number of heavy vehicle crashes by up to 25 per cent.
Transport NSW, Australasian Transport News

A study was mentioned by Monash University Accident Research Centre, in which mobile phones come 11th out of 15 factors responsible for 340 crashes in NSW and Victoria between 2000 and 2011.
The Age

Monash University study found that children in the backseat of cars are 12 times more distracting than a mobile phone.

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Austroads 8 October 2015
Call for young drivers to be breath tested before driving CarsGuide.
Austroads Report AP-R495-15 says it will be beneficial to install alcohol interlocks for all probationary drivers. 
Oz Can Drive 2015 10 July 2015
July 2015 marks the end of the fifth year of data collection for the Ozcandrive study. To honour this important occasion, the Monash University Accident Research Centre will host a 5-year Milestone Celebration Event which will include a keynote presentation by the Project lead investigators describing early findings from the study.

Child Abuse Prevention 10 May 2015
Angelika Poulsen, PhD candidate, Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, discusses the long term impact of corporal punishment. View the full article from the Sydney Morning Herald

Dr Sjaan Koppel 04 May 2015
Interview on Jon Faine ABC 774
Older driver safety: researchers talk on evidence-based solutions.Download the audio (MP3 8.86MB )

Prof. Ian Johnston 10 Mar 2015
Professor Ian Johnston, Monash Injury Research Institute, is calling for a change in direction in road safety strategy.Read the full article

Speed Camera 10 Mar 2015
Research by MUARC has found, on average, that intersections with road safety cameras had seen a 47 per cent decrease in crashes in the road where the camera was place and a 26 per cent decrease on all roads going into the intersection.Read the full article

Child Abuse Whistleblower 16 Feb 2015
Chris Goddard, an adjunct professor at Monash University, argued legislation is needed to encourage whistleblowers and punish those who knew of abuse but failed to report it. Full article from aljazeera news.

Elderly transport usage Melbourne 2 Feb 2015
A new Monash study has, for the first time, looked at active transport usage among over 65s in Melbourne, with implications for the design of road environments for the transport needs of its ageing population.Read the full report.

Resilient Australia Award 21 Jan 2015
MIRI researchers have received a Resilient Australia Award for their groundbreaking work with communities affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Read the full report.

Safe System Road Infrastructure Program 14 Jan 2015
In an Australian first, the Victorian Government is piloting an innovative safety platform, based on intersection safety research conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).

Zero Road Deaths 02 Jan 2015
Professor Mark Stevenson, Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre discusses the appalling 2014/15 Holiday road toll and that zero road deaths is a goal we should aim for. Photo: Joseph Feil

Advancing community-led resilience

4th Annual Disaster Research Symposium - Post-graduate colloquium on Wednesday 25 November - see Program for more information.

Risk, Reform, Resilience  - Broadening Resilience to Emerging Non-Traditional Events on Thursday 26 November 2015 - including the 10th Annual Professor Frederick 'Skip' Burkle Jnr Keynote Lecture. Register here.

Occupational Driving

Occupational Driving

Dr Sharon Newnam has announced the launch of the Safe Behaviour in Occupational Driving & Safety Management for the Occupational Driver Programs.



Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS)

The $4 million Australian Naturalistic Driving Study aims to enrol 360 male and female drivers from NSW and Victoria, to have their cars fitted with sophisticated technology that will detect how they react to sudden events during normal driving and how they interact with other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists

Gender and Disaster Pod

Gender and Disaster POD

The Gender & Disaster (GAD) Pod is an initiative of two Victorian Women's Health organisations, Women's Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women's Health In the North (WHIN), working in partnership with MIRI. The GAD Pod will build on the many initiatives emerging from foundational research conducted by WHGNE researchers Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara following the 2009 Black Saturday fires in Victoria.

MUDRI / EMV Compendium of Case studies

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Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) and the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) share a strong interest in helping communities develop their resilience, particularly in the setting of disasters / emergencies. As a result a compendium of these studies is being compiled.

This Compendium aims to support community-led resilience initiatives. If you think you can contribute, please review the compendium guidelines (MS WORD 60kB).

MUARC – Road Safety Management Leadership Program 2015

MUARC is once again holding an innovative Road Safety Management Leadership Program designed to develop and nurture the next generation of road safety leaders tasked with achieving improvements in road safety performance over the coming decades.

Further details can be found on the Leadership Program page.

The Truth Is Longer Than A Lie

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie11-22 November 2015, Richmond Theatrette based on the original book by Dr Neerosh Mudaly & Professor Chris Goddard that gives voice to children's experiences of abuse.  Further details and ticket bookings.

12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference25-27 November 2015, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  The 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference will be a multi-disciplinary event featuring representatives from all facets of injury prevention including research, teaching, practice and policy.