news and events

The latest news and events surrounding brain injury in Tasmania and Australia. BIAT welcomes additional articles that may be relevant for display, so please contact us if you have something to share.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Legislative Council Candidate Survey

BIAT is a member of a coalition of disability advocacy organisations that recently surveyed candidates for the upcoming Legislative Council elections.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

HU2BI at Collegiate 2017

HU2BI members Alfred and Dominic had a great morning presenting the program to year 10 students at Collegiate.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Riding Them Hard

BIAT wishes to share a recent article on Triple J's HACK program, featuring Jay Borghero who's love for bull riding has seen him knocked out 30 times in one year.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Flashback: Unlocking the psyche of violence

In the Mercury's opinion piece titled "Talking Point: Unlocking the psyche of violence", BIAT Executive Officer Deborah Byrne discusses the overlap between brain injury and domestic violence.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Upcoming Workshops

In early March, the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is offering two great training opportunities with world-renowned US traumatic brain injury expert, Dr Barry Willer.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

NMAT 10th Anniversary Invite

You're invited to attend the Neuro Muscular Alliance of Tasmania's 10th anniversary celebrations, held on the 25th October from 1:00pm.

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Monday, September 19, 2016


BIAT President, Dario Tomat, cordially invites you to the 2016 BIAT AGM - held on the 25th October 2016, at 83 Melville Street Hobart.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


BIAT President, Dario Tomat, cordially invites you to the 2015 BIAT AGM - held on the 22nd September 2015, at 83 Melville Street Hobart. For more information, click the link below.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Brain Injury Awareness Week (17-23 August 2015)

You’re invited - To the official launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week and the national BANGONABEANIE Campaign. This event will be hosted by Speaker of the House the Hon Elise Archer MP, and held on Monday 17th August at Parliament House from 12:00 – 1:15pm. Light refreshments provided.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

In the News

Following the Talking Point article by BIAT Executive Officer Deborah Byrne, author Ginger Gorman picks up on the topic of brain injury and domestic violence, and spoke to Deborah about the injury that is often overlooked.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BIAT's Response to ILC

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania’s response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s draft Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Framework.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

HU2BI On the News

The ‘revamped’ HU2BI program, run by the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania, was launched in May 2015 – with thanks to the students at New Town High School. WIN News attended the launch, and the segment below was aired to viewers around Hobart.

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News archive

BIA Week 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

BIAT is proud to support National Brain Injury Awareness in 2016, with the focus on Young Stroke.

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Discussion Panel 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) invites you to join us in a panel discussion on "The intersection between brain injury and family violence". This event features panel members: Award Winning Journalist - Ginger Gorman, SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment) CEO - Alina Thomas, Clinical Neuropsychologist - Janine Martin and Specialist Family Violence Prosecutor - Liz Avery. This event will be on the 3rd November, 2015, at 83 Melville Street, Hobart, from 6:00pm.

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Awareness Raising Video

Saturday, February 7, 2015

"Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere" - BIAT has a key role in raising community awareness of acquired brain injury from both a prevention perspective and increasing people's understanding of the impact a brain injury can have on a person's life.

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ABC Article

Monday, March 2, 2015

Courtesy of, BIAT wishes to share the "Breakthrough in stroke treatments could protect people from brain injury" article.

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Synapse Training

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) provides relevant and ongoing education and training for our members, disability service providers, people living with brain injury and their family/carers, and other people or services in the community who may work or come into contact with people living with or affected by brain injury.

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Minister Announces NDIS Housing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Commonwealth and State governments (COAG) have given the go-ahead for funding “new and innovative specialist disability housing" in NDIS trial sites”

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How To Really Motivate Clients

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Upcoming course - Facilitated by David Manchester is this 1 day introduction to motivational interviewing - on in Hobart, 9th July 2015. The course covers such things as why traditional approaches to motivating clients often fail and how to best give unwanted feedback.

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