After a pause (from July 31 2021 to 1 April 2022) this blog has resumed. This has been made possible by the generous support of the following donors:
- the Australasian College of Paramedicine (ACP);
- the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) (APA);
- Natural Hazards Research Australia;
- the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA); and
- the NSW SES Volunteers Association (SES VA).
Although these donors will allow the blog to continue, they will not be responsible for the content of the blog. I will remain solely responsible for the views expressed, including any errors or omissions. Equally, because any views expressed are mine, they do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.
The support of these organisations means I will continue to operate a ‘free to air’ blog for the next 12 months at least. For members of ACP and APA there will be premium, subject specific content available via their social media and other channels. If you are a member of those organisations do look to them for further details.
The blog continues to go out via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EburnM) and on the WordPress site. On WordPress all comments are moderated before they appear. Publication on Facebook will require moderation of comments after they appear. If that becomes too onerous (see Answer questions, responding to posts (May 19, 2019) and Where’s my comment (August 22, 2020)) I will turn off the Facebook comments option.
The blog is also promoted via twitter – @AusEmergencyLaw. Remember that I don’t use Twitter so questions, comments and replies via Twitter will not be seen.
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Michael – wonderful news – we have missed you insights and advice – look forward to its return – special thanks to the organisations that are supporting you – well done! Stuart
This is great news and I am glad to hear it! The insight you offer the paramedic profession is invaluable and I know plenty of paramedics who have missed your words of wisdom and comments.
Especially glad to hear ACP is supporting the blog also!
Excellent. Looking for to the read.
Stuart Watts | Manager | Clarence Valley District
NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE
Glad to hear that ACP is directing a proportion of our membership fees toward this resource.
Your reporting upon and comments on law in relation to emergency services is greatly appreciated. The sponsorship by those organisations is recognition of your practice.
Great to have the blog back.
Whoo Hoo !.. Glad to hear you will still be here offering your help and guidance on what can be a difficult subject for us all to manage.
Excellent! Your perspectives are valuable to many and important to all. Thank you to those organisations for their support.
Welcome back. I was facinated by your insights and will be interested in reading the application of the law from a qualified legal perspective, and not just “the vibe”
Great to see you back up and running Michael 🙂
Great to see the Blog back Michael, it was sorely missed. As a lawyer and an emergency responder I always looked forward to reading it.
another lawyer, now I am in trouble.
I was saddened to hear earlier that you were ceasing to ‘blog’ Michael, but pleased that this has reversed. Great to know your insights are once more available to us ‘boots on the ground’.
Still a lawyer chasing Ambulances, and Fire Trucks for no outcome I see??
What would you consider is an outcome?
Going to court and putting your case relating to all of your “advice” before a Judge. Now that would likely be an outcome.
That’s not the outcome I’m aiming for and no-one should put their case based on what they read on the internet. If you have to go to court you need a lawyer and specific advice on your specific case. This is an educational platform and the outcome appears to be that it is widely accepted as valuable by the audience and by the profession generally, as evidenced by the sponsors commitments and my cited academic publications that have influenced policy and decision makers. There’s more to law and lawyering than going to court.
No outcome that I can see. When was emergency law tested in court?