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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Fifth Indigenous Road Safety Forum

 

Overview

This year's bi-annual Indigenous road safety Forum will be hosted by the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority. The convenor is the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. It will provide an opportunity for practitioners in a variety of fields to collectively assess and progress actions to improve road safety among Indigenous Australians.

The forum will include a trip to the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Corindi Beach Gumbaynggirr Community where a series of presentations and workshop discussions focusing on different topics affecting Indigenous road safety with be held.

Forum format:

Registrations close on Friday 10 September 2010.

There is no charge to attend the forum, though attendees are expected to pay for travel to and from the forum and for accommodation and related expenses. All registered participants will receive confirmation of registration and a final program when it is available.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The 5th Indigenous Road Safety Forum 2010 was held in Coffs Harbour, NSW from the 10 to 12 November 2010. The forum was for individuals or organisations who had a wide range of skills and interest in Indigenous road safety. This included individuals from government and non-government departments and agencies, Aboriginal controlled organisations, educational and other research institutions. The program consisted of a trip to the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Corindi Beach Gumbaynggirr Community, NSW and a range of presentations and workshops which focused on different aspects affecting Indigenous road safety. The presence of National Road Safety Council (NRSC) members was very important for the future of Indigenous road safety across Australia. On the final day the delegates were given an opportunity to present recommendations to the NRSC on the way forward for Indigenous road safety.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held a HealthInfoNet cafe and conducted a live presentation on the second day, Christine Potter highlighting many of the features of the HealthInfoNet with a particular focus on the road safety web resource. The cafe and presentation aimed to raise awareness of how the HealthInfoNet can support people from different states, territories and regions and who work in different sectors and organisations, in their work. There was positive feedback on what the HealthInfoNet offered, especially the yarning place and how it was an important facility for continued dialogue between forums for the delegates.

Ganny John Ferguson and Yvette King James Harrison Joe Motha Toni Battison and Bala Chettur
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Contacts

Bala Chettur
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Local Government
Infrastructure & Surface Transport Policy Division
Road Safety and Programs Branch
Road Safety Policy
Ph: (02) 6274 7391
Email: bala.chettur@infrastructure.gov.au

Or

Kylie Stewart
A/Senior Policy Officer (Aboriginal)
NSW Centre for Road Safety
Level 18, 101 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: (02) 8588 5814
Fax: (02) 8588 4185
Email: Kylie_Stewart@rta.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 23 May 2011
 
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