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The unique training program helping more Indigenous Australians become paramedics

By sbs , in News Australia , at July 6, 2021 Tags: , , ,

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A paramedic cadet program in Queensland is helping boost Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in the state’s ambulance services, particularly in remote communities.

The Torres Strait is a unique environment to work as a paramedic. 

The region is home to a series of islands scattered over a stretch of ocean spanning 48,000 square kilometres from the tip of Queensland’s Cape York, towards Papua New Guinea, and over to Indonesia.

They, along with the helicopters, are on standby 24 hours a day.

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