Farewell event with outgoing ACRS Patron, Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia

27 February 2014

With her term drawing to a close, the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, held a farewell event for organisations to which she lends her support at Government House in Canberra on the afternoon of Monday 24 February 2014. Invited to attend this event were ACRS President Mr Lauchlan McIntosh AM, ACRS ACT & Region [...]

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ACRS submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Public Infrastructure

7 January 2014

December 2013 The College has provided a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Public Infrastructure. Terms of reference: The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake a broad ranging inquiry into public infrastructure, comprising two broad streams of work: the provision, funding, and financing of major public infrastructure the scope [...]

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ABC’s Big Ideas program airs ‘Road safety and the media’ panel discussion

7 January 2014

ABC’S Big Ideas Program recently aired the recorded panel discussion for the 2013 ACRS Conference. Guests include: Ian Johnston – Adjunct Professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre. Paul Bongiorno – National Affairs Editor of Network Ten, Canberra Press Gallery member Lauchlan McIntosh – President, Australasian College of Road Safety  & Chair, Australasian New Car Assessment [...]

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Media alert: Unlimited speed trial would fail the corporate responsibility test

15 November 2013

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Prestigious 2013 ACRS Fellowship awarded to Professor Narelle Haworth

15 November 2013

Congratulations to Professor Narelle Haworth who was awarded the prestigious 2013 ACRS Fellowship at the 2013 ACRS Conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 7 November 2013. The award was presented by the ACRS President, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh AM, in front of around 200 conference delegates.  Narelle’s commendation as a worthy recipient of this award is as [...]

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2013 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Award to major company for road safety project

15 November 2013

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2013 ACRS Submission to Federal Parliamentarians released

24 April 2013

The College has today released our 2013 ACRS Submission to Federal Parliamentarians where we aim to highlight the serious nature of road trauma to politicians on both a personal and professional level. An excerpt from the submission is as follows: Road Trauma is arguably the highest ranking public health issue we face as a nation [...]

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National Road Safety Research Framework – Preliminary Workshop Report & Draft Framework released (NHMRC & ACRS)

17 April 2013

A preliminary report following the workshop hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the College in February 2013 was recently released. Executive Summary On 21 and 22 February 2013, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) hosted a workshop aimed at developing [...]

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ACRS in the media: Belt our kids in on high-speed school buses

5 February 2013

The College recently issued a media release supporting recommendations from the NSW School Bus Safety Advisory Committee  as follows: The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) today called for urgent action to progressively fit seatbelts on new and replacement school buses on country high-speed routes. Although it is well known that seatbelts save lives, they [...]

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Road Safety Management in Australia – A call for more coordinated action. By Lauchlan McIntosh AM (ACRS National President) – updated Jan 2013

7 November 2012

SUMMARY This is a conversation paper on national public policy issues relating to reducing Australia’s deaths and injuries from road crashes. These deaths and injuries are often termed the “road toll’; a toll or price we do not have to pay. The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 (NRSS) accepts a zero vision…no one should be [...]

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