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Posted 12 Jun '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – WWCC – Will the NSW Government support paramedics

APA (NSW) Member Update

WWCC – Will the NSW Government support Paramedics?

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Dear Member,

Implementing measures to keep the children of NSW safe is strongly supported by APA (NSW). However, requiring paramedics to pay for the cost of getting a WWCC is unfair as it is a cost related to employment that should be borne by the employer. Recently the NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, responded to demands from APA (NSW) by saying that the Government wants to “provide as much support as they can“. The Treasurer further indicated that he would be happy to consider the issue.

Although the comments made by the NSW Treasurer are positive, we will wait to hear from him. We have today written to him formally requesting a meeting to discuss the issue further. 

As outlined in our previous update, we remind members that for existing paramedics, there is no requirement to apply for the WWCC prior to 31 March 2018. That is, an application for a WWCC must be in by this date but the application is not required to be finalised by this date.

APA (NSW) Executive 

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