ACAP represented by Doug Wright (Director) and Ray Bange (policy Consultant) met with the project officer from the Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia (Mr Jeff Wearne) in Canberra on Thursday 24 June 2010.

The discussion was centred around the current state of emergency medical services within Australia and the significant challenges that exist with respect to health equity in remote areas. The current lack of paramedic registration, the development of the paramedic profession, and the opportunities for paramedics to enhance rural and remote health were also discussed.