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Posted 21 Mar '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – Death & Disability Vote 

APA (NSW) Member Update

Death & Disability Vote 

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Dear Member,

In our previous member update, we advised that APA (NSW) was waiting on the Government to answer a number of outstanding questions surrounding the three D&D options. We are still awaiting a response to a number of these questions and are yet to see a final copy of the details to be presented to employees. 

In addition, we are discussing with the Premier & Health Minister’s offices the possibility of excluding members with equal or better insurance products than the options offered by the Government from contributing wholly or partly to the scheme implemented.  No one should be worse off under a new scheme. As part of looking at this possibility, APA (NSW) needs to get an idea of the number of paramedics impacted. We have sent out an urgent member survey and we encourage you to participate. 

We are of the opinion that it is inappropriate to rush the vote with so many questions left unanswered. Once these questions are addressed we will provide you with detailed information in order to allow you to make an informed decision.

APA (NSW) has also indicated to the Government that we would like to have input on how the $30 million allocated to an injury prevention scheme is spent by NSW Health.  The Government has assured us that they are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that the money is spent in the best possible way and will commence discussions soon. 


APA (NSW) Executive

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