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April Falls Day – Unintentional Injury and Falls

Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues.

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Innovative responses to traditional challenges

The Australian Institute of Criminology and the Queensland Police Service are hosting Australia’s third major Crime Prevention and Communities conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-4 November 2016.

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Falls Prevention Webinar Recording

Unintentional injury is the biggest issue in community safety and when it comes to unintentional injury the most common injury will result from falling. Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues. Public awareness about the risk and frequency of falls, and the extent of injury and impairment that can result is alarmingly low.

20 Apr 2017

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Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2017

Nominations are open to projects of all sizes, including smaller initiatives involving local community groups. Anyone can nominate a project for the awards. It may be a project you are involved in, or a project that you believe deserves recognition. The awards are designed to reward benchmark projects, as well as projects which exhibit good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.

20 Apr 2017

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Ladder Safety Matters - Paul's Story

Ladder Safety Tip- Take the time to set up your ladder safely

20 Apr 2017

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Trampoline safety

Rise in serious trampoline injuries in children worries trauma specialists. Dr Teague said the anecdotal evidence suggested many children were being injured when multiple were jumping on a trampoline at the same time. "If you have multiple users on the trampoline, I would liken it to cage fighting," he said.

20 Apr 2017

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Ladder Safety Matters - Mick's Story

Make sure your ladder is safe and right for the job

11 Apr 2017

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About Victorian Safe Communities (VSCN)

The Victorian Safe Communities Network was established to make Victoria a safer, more resilient place by providing safety promotion and injury prevention professionals with the tools, resources and support they need to minimise the impact of unintentional injury, crime, violence and emergency situations.

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