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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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Paramedics Continue to Hold Community Trust

Paramedic representatives joined their colleagues from Australia’s Emergency Services and other leading organisations at a Reader’s Digest ceremony held in Sydney on Wednesday to mark Australia’s Most Trusted Brands and Professions. Paramedics have won the top spot for the Most Trusted Profession in Australia for 10 years in a row. This year they shared the […]

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