Federal Member Rob Mitchell MP (McEwan -Vic) has shown his support for the registration
of paramedics with a speech in the House of Representatives on Tuesday 22 February 2011
(Hansard p1081 – 22 February 2011).
In his speech Mr Mitchell called on the Minister for Health and Aging to foster such a
development and said:
“… I believe that we should move to national standards and accreditation to ensure that every
Australian can receive high quality, professional service that will ensure the patient’s welfare
is not put at stake. To do this I believe we should investigate the delivery of a national regulatory
regime for paramedics which will deliver benefits in the public interest, ensure that we foster
workforce mobility, which of course means workforce sustainability, and offer better support for
rural and remote regions. Therefore, I seek the assistance of the Minister for Health and Ageing
in encouraging her state and territory counterparts to engage in meaningful dialogue with the
aim of delivering national accreditation and standards for paramedics as soon as possible.
The full text of his speech is available here : Hansard Fragment