PA President Peter Jurkovsky interviewed on the wire
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PA President Peter Jurkovsky interviewed on the wire

Peter Jurkovsky has spoken on The Wire about the recent court decision that resulted in two women who assaulted paramedics escaping jail time, and the resulting assurances from the Victorian Government that anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence. In the interview, Peter also discusses the importance of prevention...

Custodial sentences to be handed down to anyone attacking or injuring an emergency worker
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Custodial sentences to be handed down to anyone attacking or injuring an emergency worker

The Andrews Labor Government has given The Police Association Victoria and the Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria assurances that anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence. Premier Daniel Andrews met yesterday with representatives from The Police Association Victoria and Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria, on behalf of the Emergency Services Federation,...

PA issues response to County Court decision
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PA issues response to County Court decision

Paramedics Australasia has issued the following media statement in response to appeals won by two women who assaulted paramedics in Victoria. Paramedics Australasia is the peak representative body for paramedics in Australasia. As a committed profession, we are deeply concerned to hear the news of today’s decision in the County Court of Victoria where two...

new zealand government announces ambulance funding
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new zealand government announces ambulance funding

Sean Thomson, Chair of the PA New Zealand Chapter, has issued a media statement congratulating the New Zealand government on making a first step towards full funding of ambulance services with its announcement to fund St John an additional $59.2 million dollars to achieve double crewing by 2021. In the media statement released yesterday, Sean said, “New...

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PA New Zealand calls for increased funding and double-crewing of ambulances

Paramedics Australasia (New Zealand) – the independent professional body representing paramedics in New Zealand and Australia – joins with St John and the ambulance unions in calling for increased funding and double crewing of all ambulances in New Zealand. Paramedics Australasia (New Zealand) Chair Sean Thompson says “the single crewing of ambulances poses a huge...

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PA joins with APA and NCAU in a joint media statement to support paramedic registration

Paramedics Australasia, the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) and the National Council of Ambulance Unions have issued the following joint media statement in support of paramedic registration in Australia. A PDF copy of the statement is available here. Paramedics Support National Registration Paramedics are soon to become a nationally registered profession through their inclusion in the...

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Paramedics welcome Victorian Government registration proposal

Paramedics Australasia welcomes the Victorian Government’s proposal to establish a scheme for the registration and regulation of paramedics, and considers it a positive step towards incorporating the paramedic profession in the National Registration and Accreditation scheme. President of Paramedics Australasia, Associate Professor Peter Hartley, said the introduction of practitioner registration was vital to enhancing public...

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New Zealand’s Paramedics Call for Registration

Paramedics have again been voted as one of the most trusted professions for 2014 in the Reader’s Digest Annual Poll of most trusted brands. Along with Rescue Volunteers they came second behind Firefighters as the most trusted. The peak professional body Paramedics Australasia (New Zealand) (PANZ) paid tribute to the dedication and life-saving clinical skills...

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Australia’s most trusted profession calls for registration

Media Release Paramedics have again topped the list as the most trusted profession for 2014 in the Reader’s Digest Annual Poll of 1200 people across the nation. The peak professional body Paramedics Australasia congratulated all paramedic practitioners on their dedication and life-saving clinical skills that had enabled them to hold the respect of the Australian...

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