RACS in the News

Road safety delays are ‘killing us’

From: Autotalk

21 March 2019

The Australian Automobile Association says next month’s federal budget needs to take a more “ambitious approach” to road safety. A AAA...

to road trauma increases is a “silent epidemic”. Royal Australian College of Surgeons chairman Crozier says he personally deals with the


Environmental Sustainability in Health Care - 2019

From: Australian Medical Association

20 March 2019

The AMA believes that achieving environmental sustainability in health care is essential to improving the way Australia’s health system...

and Pain Medicine Practice [Internet]. Melbourne: ANZCA, 2018 [cited 2019 Jan 18]. Available from: http://www.anzca.edu.au/documents/ps64-


NSW alcohol threat hidden in plain sight

From: Mirage News

20 March 2019

Ahead of Saturday’s NSW election, the major parties are being reminded of the danger of failing to act decisively to address alcohol harm...

Alliance (NAAPA) spokesperson, Dr John Crozier, who is Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Committee, says NAAPA is


Feel you're less likely to get breathalysed? You're not imagining it

From: The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

20 March 2019

Police are conducting almost 55,000 fewer random breath tests in the ACT compared to five years ago, with drug and...

of random tests. Alliance co-chair Dr John Crozier, from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, said the ACT was a significant outlier


Surgeons support plan to strengthen New Zealand gun laws

From: Mirage News

19 March 2019

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) condemns thehorrific violence and senseless loss of life from the shootings attwo...

decision to strengthen the country’s gunlaws. John Batten, RACS President, says RACS recognises theseriousness and frequency of trauma


How serving the community makes one a better, more rounded lawyer

From: Lawyers Weekly

19 March 2019

Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, MinterEllison partner David Inglis AM has reflected on how helping provide plastic surgical programs to...

legal work for a joint venture between Rotary and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which would offer free surgical treatment to


Fight to make quad bikes safer gaining traction, but progress is slow

From: Stuff.co.nz

16 March 2019

Day after day, trauma surgeon Li Hsee and his colleagues see firsthand the blood, bruises and broken bones that come as a result of quad...

quad bikes in uneven terrain." While the call from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), which Hsee is chairman of, has been


Lizzie Marvelly: Shortage of specialists a pain in the neck

From: The New Zealand Herald

16 March 2019

COMMENT: After years of chronic pain, having a clear head feels like a daily miracle.

times. The Faculty of Pain Medicine in the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists has recently called for a national plan to


Surgeons say Heineken's sponsorship of the Australian Grand Prix is 'reckless'

From: AdNews

14 March 2019

Australia’s surgeons want the Australian Grand Prix to end its partnership with alcohol brand Heineken, arguing it could have fatal...

, arguing it could have fatal consequences. The Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons, a non-profit organisation and leading voice for


National scorecard calls out ACT for being soft on alcohol

From: The RiotACT

14 March 2019

The ACT has a low rate of random breath testing, according to the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol. Photo: ACT Policing. The ACT has...

best. Alliance co-chair Dr John Crozier from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons said the ACT, like other jurisdictions, was subject to