The first story that may be of interest to followers of this blog is written by colleague, Ruth Townsend and I where we argue for the need for national registration of paramedics.  ‘Paramedics administer drugs and deliver babies, so why aren’t they registered?’ The Conversation, 13 November 2014.

The other story is unrelated but quite interesting.  The Canberra Times is reporting that ‘Canberra is leading the world in disaster management, according to the head of the United Nation’s Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.’   See Emma Kelly, ‘UN dubs Canberra world leader in disaster management’, The Canberra Times, 12 November 2014.