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Indigenous Road Safety Working Group

Functions

The Indigenous Road Safety Working Group aims to help improve road safety for Indigenous people. Additionally, the Working Group aims to address the recommended actions from each bi-annual Indigenous Road Safety Forum.

The purpose of the Indigenous Road Safety Working Group is to provide expert strategic advice to the National Road Safety Executive Group and the National Road Safety Council about measures to reduce the involvement of Indigenous people in road trauma.
The Working Group:

The Working Group reports to the National Road Safety Executive Group (NRSEG).

Membership

The Road Safety Working Group includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous representatives from relevant Australian, State and Territory Government agencies and other groups. The Working Group meets via teleconference.

Further information

More information is available on the Indigenous road safety section of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government website.

Related publications

2011

Department of Infrastructure and Transport (2011)

Indigenous road safety forum report.

Coffs Harbour, NSW: Department of Infrastructure and Transport

King C (2011)

Welcome message - 5th Indigenous Road Safety Forum in Coffs Harbour [speech].

Retrieved 11 November 2010 from http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/ck/speeches/2010/KS01_2010.aspx

2010

Department of Infrastructure and Transport (2010)

Indigenous Road Safety: 5th Indigenous road safety forum.

Retrieved 2010 from http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/indigenous_road_safety/index.aspx

2008

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

Road Safety and Indigenous Australians: a statistical summary.

Paper presented at the 4th Indigenous Road Safety Forum. 29-31 October 2008, Cairns, QLD

2007

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (2007)

Indigenous Road Safety Forum 2006.

: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

On 23 - 25 October 2006 the Indigenous road safety forum was held in Broome, WA. On the day before the actual conference, on 23 October, forum participants visited the Aboriginal Community of Beagle Bay. The Forum included presentations, as well as workshops. The Indigenous Road Safety Working Group meeting took place on the last day of the conference. All Forum participants were invited to participate in the discussions of the Working Group meeting.
Workshop themes discussed were: evaluation of initiatives; sources if funding for countermeasures/initiatives; risky practices: drink driving and unsafe pedestrian behaviour; non-seatbelt wearing and riding in open load spaces; unlicensed driving and community engagement; and improved statistics.
The CD-rom contains:

  • invitation and program of the Forum;
  • presentations from 23 October 2006:
    • Mary O'Reeri: Questionnaire on road safety, Beagle Bay community
    • Dwayne Gordon: Artwork
    • Jon Gibson and Emma Hawkes: Aboriginal road safety
  • audio recordings from the forum sessions;
  • presentations in pdf format or audio;
  • documents relating to the conference:
    • ARRB Group scoping study: Australian Indigenous Road Safety - 2005 update;
    • Australian Transport Safety Bureau report: Road Safety Among Indigenous Australians: A Statistical Profile;
  • photographs from the forum; and
  • forum recommendations

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

Indigenous Road Safety Forum and Working Group 2004 (2004)

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

On 27 and 28 September 2004 the Indigenous road safety forum was held in Alice Springs. After the forum a small number of road safety practitioners met to consider the views of forum participants and make recommendations for future action.
The forum included presentations on the following:

  • Indigenous road safety: where from and where to?
  • Indigenous road safety in WA
  • Indigenous road safety in the NT
  • Road safety programs for Indigenous people in NSW
  • The National Injury Prevention Plan
  • The national Aboriginal road safety video and resource pack
  • Aboriginal pedestrian project
  • Licensing program in NT gaols
  • Indigenous driver training in WA
  • Indigenous road safety in SA
  • Summary of forum outcomes

The CD-rom contains:

  • audio recordings from the forum sessions;
  • presentations in pdf format, audio, or video;
  • documents; and
  • photographs from the forum.

The documents section of the CD-rom contains the forum brochure, a draft discussion paper for the forum, the list of recommended actions and the ARRB report Australian Indigenous Road Safety commissioned by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (2004)

Summary of outcomes from 2004 Indigenous Road Safety Forum.

Retrieved from http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/indigenous_road_safety/summary_indig_forum.aspx

 
Last updated: 11 March 2014
 
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