APA (NSW) Member Update
Saturday 11 March 2017
APA (NSW) continues to work on behalf of paramedics to ensure that the options provided by the government for the new D&D package are fully explored. We will provide paramedics with as much information as possible to enable a truly informed choice.
We applaud the announcement of $30 million towards the injury prevention scheme; a concept born out of lobbying by APA (NSW) over many months. The remaining $18M announced has been allocated to fund paramedics with a claim under the former D&D scheme.
There are still a number of unanswered questions that are being put to the Government, such as some paramedics being significantly worse off under a contribution based scheme as they are already contributing to superior income protection schemes. No Paramedic should be worse off because of a new D&D scheme.
We are of the opinion that it is inappropriate to rush a vote on this issue particularly with so many questions left unanswered. Once these concerns are addressed adequately by the Government, we will provide you with detailed information in order to allow you to make an informed decision
APA (NSW) Executive
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