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14
Aug

National support network needed for police mental health

A national network providing support to police experiencing trauma should be established to better deal with officers’ mental health, the national police unions has said. In its submission to a senate inquiry examining the mental health of emergency workers, the Police Federation of Australia recommended an independent service provider network be set up in every state

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06
Aug

When is it OK to call an ambulance?

When would you call 000 for an ambulance? When a fall results in a nasty fracture? Concern that labour is progressing so rapidly that you’ll give birth before you can get to hospital? Weakness from prolonged vomiting and diarrhoea? If you take a look at some Australian ambulance websites, none of these examples meet their definition

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16
Feb

Australian Defence Force to assist Commonwealth Games security operation

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Gold Coast authorities in ensuring the security of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ADF, who are responsible for Australia’s army, navy and air force, will deploy 1,000 personnel to help with the effort. Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force will also assist the Queensland Police Service (QPS),

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23
Aug

How Fire, Police and Ambulance Emergency Responders Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Think of our emergency services and the traumatic scenes we expect these police, ambulance and fire staff to cope with mentally as part of their everyday jobs in our community. How do they deal with the harrowing sights that greet them at car crashes or fires where someone is killed?  How do they live a

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10
Aug

Emergency Services Receive Cash Boost Courtesy of State Government

Thousands of dollars have been pumped into emergency services across Nillumbik. More than $190,000 was distributed to six CFA and SES units under the state government’s emergency services volunteer sustainability grants program. Wattle Glen CFA received $67,667 for a station upgrade including glass doors, retaining walls and sealing the car park. Nillumbik SES were handed

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31
Jul

TAS Union Calls for PTSD Law Changes

Tasmania’s largest health union is calling for legislative change so paramedics have easier access to post traumatic stress disorder treatment. The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) has submitted a discussion paper to the state government and wants PTSD to be recognised as a prescribed disease under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. Currently, it’s

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05
Jun

PTSD: Call for State Government to Recognise Occupational Stress as Cause

Emergency services personnel suffering post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are calling on the State Government to legally recognise occupational stress as a cause for the condition. Niddrie man Matt Ross has spent the past year clawing his way back from the brink of darkness after years of exposure to trauma during a 20-plus-year career as a

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02
Jun

New Fire and Emergency Levy Scrapped After Incorrect Modelling, NSW Government Admits

The NSW Government has backed down on a new fire and emergency services levy, admitting its modelling was wrong and the extra cost on fully insured small and medium businesses was unfair. The new levy was set to come into effect on July 1 to replace the Emergency Services Levy on insurance policies. It would

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25
Oct

Government crackdown on people who assault emergency service workers

A new television advertisement will be used to underline the State Government’s crackdown on people who assault emergency service workers. Legislation to be brought before State Parliament this week will introduce mandatory six-month minimum jail sentences for attacks. The laws will cover ambulance officers, paramedics, nurses and midwives, child protection workers and correctional staff. The

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