Policy needed on Injury Prevention David Sleet, Centers for Disease Control, USA (Injury Center) 6 December 2006 Australia is heading in the right direction. This article should stimulate discussion in Australia on how best to implement a policy that promises to reduce the burden of Injury in Australia. It is long overdue. Canada has just released its "Way Forward" in a 113 page document "Ending Canada's Invisible Epidemic" with a strategy policy for injury prevention. McClure et al. have done a valuable service by bringing this issue to discussion. Competing interests Author was employed by the Health Department of Western Australia in 1989-91 to develop a statewide injury control plan and co-authored INJURY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA in 1991.