PA Board Director Nominations close Thursday 30 August 2018
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PA Board Director Nominations close Thursday 30 August 2018

The Paramedics Australasia Ltd 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 5pm AEST on Thursday 20 September 2018 at the Sea World Conference Centre, Gold Coast Queensland. Call for Board Director nominations – four (4) positions declared vacant In accordance with the 7.2.1 of the PA Constitution (Board Membership): Four (4) Board Director positions will...

PA submission to Senate inquiry into the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders
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PA submission to Senate inquiry into the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders

Today, PA put forward its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the role of Commonwealth, state, and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers. The submission was based on the available research and written by members of PA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing...

Queen’s birthday honours
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Queen’s birthday honours

Congratulations to the following well-deserved recipients of the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours Ambulance Service Medal: Sharon White (NSW) Gavin Fuller (Qld) Lillian Spencer (Qld) Rebecca Taylor (Qld) John Tesoriero (Qld) Ian Pay (SA) Leonie Wilton (SA) James Arneman (ACT). Full details of each recipient’s individual award can be found here    

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE SOON – SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS WITHIN FIRST RESPONDER ORGANISATIONS
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SUBMISSIONS CLOSE SOON – SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS WITHIN FIRST RESPONDER ORGANISATIONS

A motion to have a Senate Inquiry into the Management of Mental Health Conditions within First Responder Organisations was passed on Wednesday 27 March. Individuals and organisations are invited to send in their opinions and proposals. Further information and submission details can be found here Submissions close Wednesday 20 June. The Senate Inquiry was originally initiated by...

Submissions open – Senate Inquiry into the Management of Mental Health Conditions within First Responder Organisations
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Submissions open – Senate Inquiry into the Management of Mental Health Conditions within First Responder Organisations

A motion to have a Senate Inquiry into the Management of Mental Health Conditions within First Responder Organisations was passed on Wednesday 27 March. The Senate Inquiry was originally initiated by our Vice-President Simone Haigh, who has personally felt the devastating loss of several fellow paramedic friends who did not find the support needed to overcome their personal...

Do you need professional insurance?
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Do you need professional insurance?

The new national registration standards for paramedics have now been released in readiness for the national registration of all paramedics. So what professional indemnity and public liability insurance do you need? As a PA member you can receive a 23% discount on your insurance premiums with Guild Insurance.

New national registration standards for paramedics take effect today
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New national registration standards for paramedics take effect today

The new national registration standards for paramedics take effect today, Thursday 17 May, in readiness for the national registration of all paramedics. All paramedics across Australia are urged to visit the Paramedicine Board of Australia website and read the registration standards, as they will apply to all paramedics, regardless of where they work. Please take...

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...