Proposed PA and ANZCP merger – have your say
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Proposed PA and ANZCP merger – have your say

Paramedics Australasia and the Australian & New Zealand College of Paramedicine have held discussions over the past few months on a proposal to bring the two representative organisations together to form a single professional association for all paramedics throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is proposed that PA and ANZCP merge through the establishment of...

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Funding has just been released to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s emergency services sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3000 and $7000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as presence and presentation skills, leading innovation and change, and emotional intelligence and conflict. The...

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...