On 20 August Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus secured the support of the Australian Senate to establish a Senate Inquiry into the establishment of a national registration system for Australian paramedics.

“I have undertaken extensive consultations with paramedics across Queensland and national registration is one of the most important issues facing the sector,” Senator Glenn Lazarus said.

PA President Dr Peter Hartley commented that the momentum for national registration is growing across the political landscape and welcomes the commitment of Senator Lazarus for driving the support in the Senate and for his strong conviction for the paramedic profession to be nationally registered. I am pleased that we were able to provide background information on the case for national registration to Senator Lazarus prior to the Senate meeting on 20 August 2015, where the inquiry was secured. PA will continue to provide advocacy and support for national registration and will seek a meeting with the Senator in the very near future to provide further background briefing on the case for national registration.

Senator Lazarus has said “I am extremely pleased to have secured an inquiry into the issue and have no doubt the inquiry will result in findings to support the need for Australia to establish a national registration system for paramedics.

“I look forward to heading up the paramedics inquiry and working hard to achieve results for paramedics across the country.”

See the full media release from Senator Lazarus here.