It was Alice Springs Show Day on the 2nd July 2010. With all the local politicians in town for the event Sandra Schmidt (ACAP Director) took the opportunity to speak to the NT Minister for Health Kon Vatskalis.
In a short discussion the issues of rural and remote health, interprofessional practice, paramedic registration, and EMS funding were covered. The minister was also provided some prepared material to expand on these points for later review. He states COAG has mentioned paramedics for the next round of registrations but nothing will be decided until next year.
Further correspondence between ACAP and the Minister is planned.