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This section provides reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with road safety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature.

2014

Hunter K, Keay L, Clapham K, Lyford M, Brown J, Bilston L, Simpson JM, Stevenson M, Ivers RQ (2014)

Buckle up safely (Shoalhaven): a process and impact evaluation of a pragmatic, multifaceted preschool-based pilot program to increase correct use of age-appropriate child restraints.

Traffic Injury Prevention; 15(5): 2014

Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee (2014)

Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria: final report: volume 1.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee (2014)

Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria: final report: volume 2.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

Warhaft G (2014)

A travellin’ man.

Of Substance; 12(1): 22-23

This publication contains an article on the Makin' tracks outreach program which focuses on Aboriginal communities across South Australia as well as the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The article focuses on Jimmy Perry, one of two project officers, who has been with the program for over 11 years. He discloses the challenges as well as the positive results which have come out of the program's implementation across Australia.

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2013

Anthony T, Blagg H (2013)

STOP in the name of who's law? Driving and the regulation of contested space in Central Australia.

Social and Legal Studies; 22(1): 43-66

Falster MO, Randall DA, Lujic S, Ivers R, Leyland AH, Jorm LR (2013)

Disentangling the impacts of geography and Aboriginality on serious road transport injuries in New South Wales.

Accident Analysis & Prevention; 54: 32–38

Henley G, Harrison JE (2013)

Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport: 2005-06 to 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides a summary of fatal and serious injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia due to land transport accidents over the five-year period from 2005-06 to 2009-10. Due to data quality issues, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory were not included.

This is the fourth in a series of reports dealing with injury to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport. The main focus of the report is unintentional injury due to land transport. It includes information on:

  • age and sex distribution
  • mode of transport
  • remoteness areas
  • mechanism of injury
  • time trends.

The report also puts land transport injury into the context of all causes of injury and injury due to all types of transport. Detailed data are presented in the tables and charts.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2013

Hunter CM (2013)

Understanding implementation: a process evaluation of a community based child restraint program.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

New South Wales Auditor-General (2013)

Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people.

Sydney: Audit Office of New South Wales

Pointer S (2013)

Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia from July 1999 to June 2011. It includes an analysis of the hospitalisation injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report covers the following topics: an overview of hospitalisation injury in 2010-11 trends in hospitalisation injury trends in the severity of hospitalised injury trends in the external causes of hospitalised injury. Data are presented by age, sex, external cause of injury, remoteness of usual residence and Indigenous status.

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2012

Ho KM, Geelhoed E, Gope M, Burrell M, Rao S (2012)

An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 279

Retrieved 28 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-279

Pyne A (2012)

Ten proposals to reduce indigenous over-representation in Northern Territory prisons.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 16(2): 2-17

Rourke P, Jones C (2012)

Risk of reconviction among offenders who commence the Blacktown Traffic Offender Program.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Sullivan KM (2012)

Motivating and maintaining desistance from crime: male Aboriginal serial offenders' experience of 'going good'.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Transport Council (2011)

National road safety strategy 2011 - 2020.

Canberra: Australian Transport Council

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services (2011)

Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services six monthly report September 2010 - March 2011.

Canberra: Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Department of Infrastructure and Transport (2011)

Indigenous road safety forum report.

Coffs Harbour, NSW: Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Fuller T (2011)

Stop Territory Aboriginal Road Sadness - NT Police Indigenous road safety project.

Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 22(1): 33-36

Ivers R, Lyford M, Johnson J, Boufous S, Senserrick T, Clapham K (2011)

Road safety and driver licensing in Aboriginal people in remote NSW.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health. 5-6 May 2011, Sydney

Mazurski E, Withaneachi D, Kelly S (2011)

The NSW Sober Driver Program: recidivism rates and program parameters.

New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (2011)

Child deaths 2010 annual report: learning to improve services.

Sydney: New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services

NSW Centre for Road Safety (2011)

RTA local government road safety program: 2011/12 project funding guidelines for RSOs.

Sydney: Roads & Traffic Authority, NSW

This resource provides funding guidelines for the planning, development and implementation of local road safety projects using the Safe system approach during 2011/12, including projects for Indigenous communities.

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Olney K, Senserrick T, Ivers R, Martiniuk A, Clapham K, Lyford M, Grzebieta R (2011)

Safe system demonstration project involving an Indigenous community: literature review and methods.

Sydney: Austroads

Olney K, Senserrick T, Yip P, Grzebieta R, Ivers R, Clapham K, Lyford M (2011)

Safe system demonstration project involving an Indigenous community: audit and implementation plan.

Sydney: Austroads

2010

Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (2010)

Road deaths in Australia 1925-2008.

Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Australia

Centre for Appropriate Technology (2010)

National Indigenous infrastructure guide: transport.

In: Centre for Appropriate Technology, ed. National Indigenous infrastructure guide. Alice Springs: Centre for Appropriate Technology: 30

This publication provides a framework to facilitate an understanding the issue of transport management which arises in the provision of infrastructure for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The main focus of the guide is the installation and maintenance of infrastructure which is appropriate and sustainable for remote Indigenous communities. The importance of community in this process is highlighted in the guide.

The National Indigenous infrastructure guide complements the existing National Indigenous Housing Guide and the Environmental Health Handbooks. The guide provides information on:

  • existing research
  • codes and standards
  • resources
  • community infrastructure.

The guide was produced by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

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Cornish B, Solomon LB, Walshe K (2010)

Surviving multi-trauma in the past.

ANZ Journal of Surgery; 80(12): 912–916

Helps Y, Moodie D, Warman G (2010)

Aboriginal people travelling well: community report.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Hunter K, Clapham K, Lyford M, Keay L, Brown J, Bilston L, Fegan M, Ivers RQ (2010)

Buckle up safely for Indigenous children: development and evaluation of a preschool based education program to increase correct use of appropriate child restraints.

Indigenous road safety (2010)

National Road Safety Council

This easy-to-read factsheet provides a comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous statistics on death and injury in road accidents, outlines the risk factors for Indigenous people, and summarises current government initiatives in Indigenous road safety.

As a general summary of road safety issues for Indigenous Australians, this fact sheet is of use to researchers and policy workers in Aboriginal affairs, particularly those working in road safety

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Keys2drive program (2010)

National Road Safety Council

The factsheet provides information on the program funded by the Australian Government for young drivers, aged 17-25, who are disproportionately killed or injured in road crashes.

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Road Safety overview (2010)

National Road Safety Council

This factsheet by the National Road Safety Council provides a basic overview of major road safety issues in Australia, including:

  • the scale of the problem
  • trends in road death crashes
  • international comparisons
  • key risk groups
  • jurisdictional responsibilities in improving road safety

This resource is aimed at both specialist researchers and the general public when basic information is needed about the safe system approach.

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Safe System approach (2010)

National Road Safety Council

This factsheet from the National Road Safety Council provides background to the safe system approach, which aims to create a safer road transport system that makes allowances for human error and minimises the consequences, in particular the risk of death or serious injury.

This resource is aimed at both specialist researchers and the general public when basic information is needed about the safe system approach.

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The Black Spot program (2010)

National Road Safety Council

This factsheet summarises the funding provided under the Black spot program by the Australian Government, under both an ongoing program and as part of the economic stimulus package. The program funds measures such s traffic lights and roundabouts aiming to prevent road traffic casualties.

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Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2010)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for remote services: report #2 December 2009 to May 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services Working Future

Senserrick T, Hinchcliff R, Ivers R, Martiniuk A, Boufous S, Clapham K (2010)

Aboriginal injury prevention projects.

Sydney: Sax Institute

State and Territory Governments (2010)

New national child restraint laws.

Retrieved from

Zines D (2010)

Community partnerships for young drivers and road safety education.

Paper presented at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia Road Safety Forum 2010. 6 September 2010, Perth

2009

Johnston I (2009)

Safe systems [presentation].

Perth: Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre

Somssich E (2009)

Driver training and licensing issues for Indigenous people.

The Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 20(1): 31-36

Sticher G (2009)

Barriers to the acceptance of road safety programmes among rural road users : developing a brief intervention.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane

Thompson C, Oxley J, Langford J, PalamaraP, Muir C, Koppel S, Bohensky M, Williamson A (2009)

Non-wearing of adult seat belts in Australia: where to next?.

Sydney: Austroads

2008

Australian Transport Council (2008)

National road safety action plan 2009 and 2010.

Canberra: Australian Transport Council

Clapham K, Senserrick T, Ivers R, Lyford M, Stevenson M (2008)

Understanding the extent and impact of Indigenous road trauma.

Injury; 39(Supplement 5): S19-S23

Corben BF, Logan DB, Johnston IR, Vulcan AP (2008)

Development of a new road safety strategy for Western Australia, 2008-2020.

Melbourne: Monash University Accident Research Centre

Department of Infrastructure Transport Regional Development and Local Government (2008)

Road deaths Australia: 2007 statistical summary.

Canberra: Australian Government

Elliott and Shannahan Research (2008)

An investigation of Aboriginal driver licensing issues - research report.

Sydney: Roads and Traffic Authority (NSW)

Harrison JE, Berry JG (2008)

Serious injury due to transport accidents, Australia, 2005–06.

Adelaide: Research Centre for Injury Studies

Helps YLM, Moller J, Kowanko I, Harrison JE, O’Donnell K, de Crespigny C (2008)

Aboriginal people travelling well: issues of safety, transport and health.

Canberra: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

The aim of this research was to identify the transport needs of Aboriginal people in South Australia for the provision of a safe and sufficient transport supply. The study themes and approach were informed by a series of forums held during 2005 and 2006. A key result of the forums was the identification of twelve safety and sufficiency of transport issues.

The findings of this project are based on research in a small number of Aboriginal communities, supplemented by information from literature, consultations and forums. Several broad themes were identified which led to the development of 18 recommendations. The authors consider whether the findings of this study can be generalised more widely. They conclude that while a number of common themes that arose may be expected to occur in many, if not all communities, the travelling needs of each community should be considered carefully when planning services.

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Kickbusch I (2008)

Healthy societies: addressing 21st century health challenges.

Adelaide: Thinkers in Residence, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia

Road Safety Council (2008)

Road Safety Council's recommendation to Government for actions to support and assist the implementation of various elements in the proposed road safety strategy: towards zero - recommended implementation plan 2009-2011.

Perth, WA: Office of Road Safety (WA)

 
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