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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A warm welcome to our new Journal Managing Editor, Laurelle Tunks

7 November 2012

The College would like to extend a warm welcome to Laurelle Tunks, our new Journal Managing Editor.  Laurelle is a qualified librarian and comes to us with a wealth of experience in research, indexing and editing publications.  She has managed libraries for CSIRO and other federal agencies, and has developed systems and databases to support [...]

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ACRS congratulates our Patron: Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s term extended until March 2014

24 October 2012

24 Oct 2012 THE Queen has extended Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s term in the role, on the advice of the Australian government. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Ms Bryce’s term had been extended until March 2014. “The governor-general has carried out her duties with distinction,” she said in a statement. “On behalf of the government and [...]

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