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The QAS Legacy Scheme is predominantly funded through fortnightly tax-deductible payroll contributions from current staff.
Other funding comes from bequests and tax-free donations, often from retired employees, Local Ambulance Committees, or members of the public expressing appreciation for work done by ambulance staff in the community.
For a more detailed expression below are some questions and answers to give a clearer understanding of the scheme.
Craig Emery ASM – Commissioner, Queensland Ambulance Service
Craig Emery was appointed Commissioner in February 2022, continuing a distinguished career with the QAS which began in 1990. As Commissioner, Craig led QAS’s planning, development and operational response to COVID-19 to ensure the agency was equipped to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
Craig was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.