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Posted 23 May '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies

APA (NSW) Member Update

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Dear Member,

You may have seen recent correspondence from NSWA CE Dominic Morgan and media reports about the announcement of a Parliamentary Inquiry into Emergency Services Agencies, which includes NSW Ambulance. The Terms of Reference state that the inquiry will look into the processes in place within emergency services agencies for dealing with “bullying, harassment and discrimination, as well as the effectiveness of the protocols and procedures in place to manage and resolve such complaints within emergency service agencies…”.

APA (NSW) supports the inquiry. We believe that NSWA should be a place free from bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind. The inquiry is also considering the appropriateness of uniforms provided to employees in emergency services agencies.  APA (NSW) is glad to see that this is part of inquiry and will continue to press for more appropriate uniforms for paramedics, as we have in the past, in this new forum.
 
It is important to note that this inquiry is dealing with agency processes only, not individual complaints, grievances or cases about bullying and/or harassment. 

APA (NSW) will be shortly putting out a survey to members in order to assist us with our submissions to the inquiry. In the meantime, we encourage members to contact the APA (NSW) office with any questions they have in relation to this inquiry.

Regards,
 
APA (NSW) Executive 

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