ACT Annual Chapter Meeting 2019 – nominations close this Wednesday!
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ACT Annual Chapter Meeting 2019 – nominations close this Wednesday!

The 2019 ACT Annual Chapter Meeting will be held as follows: Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019 Time: 4.00pm Venue: ACU – 223 Antill Street Watson, Veritas Building. Any member wishing to lodge a nomination for a position on the committee, must complete the nomination form and submit by email to cassandra.mcallister@paramedics.org by Wednesday 9 January...

ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours
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ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the Queens Birthday 2017 Honours List: Queensland Colin Allen (Chair, PA Queensland Chapter) Catherine Dunstan Peter Fiechtner Robert Medlin. South Australia Maryanne Elsby David Long Gary Wyld. Australian Capital Territory Michael Abigail. For full details, visit https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2017-honours-list  

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ACT political representatives pledge support for paramedic registration

At a public meeting convened in Canberra by the Public Health Association of Australia on Thursday the 27 September, the Chief Minister and Health Minister Katy Gallagher MLA as well as the Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson both expressed their strong support on personal and party grounds for the national registration of paramedics. Paramedics Australasia...

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Paramedics Australasia meets with ACT Health Directorate and ACTAS

Paramedics Australasia representatives Darren Penny, David Tassicker and National Policy Advisor Ray Bange met on Friday 27 April with senior members of the ACT Health Directorate and the ACT Ambulance Service and chaired by Jennie Gordon, Director, Workforce Policy and Planning, ACT Health Directorate. The meeting discussed a number of issues surrounding the national registration...

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PA represented at HWA consultation in Canberra, ACT

Paramedics Australasia, represented by Michael Smith attended the Rural and Remote Health Workfore Innovation and Reform Strategy consultation session held in Canberra, ACT on 8th September. The development of Health Workforce Australia’s Rural and Remote Health Workforce Innovation and Reform (RRHWIR) Strategy will provide national guidance on future needs, reforms and initiatives to improve the...

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ALP Branch recognises need for paramedic registration

The ACT Branch of the Australian Labor Party has unanimously passed a resolution supporting the national registration of paramedics. At their Annual Conference held recently in Canberra,  delegates recognised that an appropriate regulatory scheme will advance public safety, help to underpin national practice standards and assist with the mobility of practitioners thus potentially enhancing access...

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ACT ICP’s recognised as Health Professionals

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) Intensive Care Paramedics (ICP’s) have been recognised as Health Professionals by Fair Work Australia. The decision, brought down by Commissioner Deegan on 29 March, follows a prolonged campaign by the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).  ACAP (ACT) contributed throughout the campaign by drafting of definitions and descriptors of ICP work, as well...