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Two new PA Special Interest Groups that need members

Being a part of a SIG or committee is the most powerful way you can make a difference to paramedicine and your particular interest and passion. Involvement is an extension of your commitment to your profession and provides invaluable personal career development through gaining skills and experience in working in committee structures, developing policies and […]

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New office holders elected for Northern Territory Chapter

At the Darwin ACM and National Registration session on 19 September 2016, new office holders were elected for the Northern Territory Chapter of PA. Congratulations to the new team: Jeff Buteux – Chair, Paul Pulleine – Secretary and Kenton Winsley – Treasurer. Following the ACM an informative national registration information session was held with presentations […]

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New Zealand Ambulance Services face a Funding Crisis

New Zealand’s two ambulance services are facing a funding crisis. St John Ambulance and Wellington Free Ambulance have recently completed their annual fundraising drives and both still face huge budget shortfalls as government funding fails to keep up with the growing demand for paramedic care. Sean Thompson, the Chair of the New Zealand chapter of […]

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Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to?

Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to? By Sean Thompson – Chair Paramedics Australasia (NZ) and member of New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group CAVEAT This article is based on formal and informal communications between the author, Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand chapter, the New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group, Ambulance New Zealand, Health […]

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Call for papers – Mobile Cultures of Disaster Conference (Adelaide 2017)

‘Mobile Cultures of Disaster’ Conference 22-24 March 2017 University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia. According to a growing body of literature, the dangers and hazards that people around the world face in the 21st century are in many ways unparalleled. In order to confront these problems, there is a growing recognition that disasters and other […]

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