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Ocean Rescue 2018: Challenges, experiences and lessons from Bass Strait

The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Star Gold Coast.  Mr Andrew Allan, MICA Flight Paramedic with Air Ambulance Victoria joins us at the Conference to present ‘Ocean Rescue 2018: Challenges, experiences and lessons from Bass Strait’. Abstract On the 14th

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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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Firefighters and paramedics honoured for service following Christchurch Earthquake

Published 30 June 2015 84 Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and six Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AusMAT) Taskforce personnel have been recognised for their humanitarian efforts following the devastating 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. The group was deployed a day after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people and injuring thousands

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