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The QAS Legacy Scheme is predominantly funded through fortnightly tax-deductible payroll contributions from current serving staff.
Other funding comes from bequests and tax-free donations, often from retired paramedics, 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.
Russell Bowles ASM – Commissioner, Queensland Ambulance Service
Russell Bowles was appointed Commissioner in June 2011, continuing a distinguished career with the QAS which began in January 1981. As Commissioner, Russell has implemented a number of structural, technical, and operational reforms, resulting in significant service delivery improvements across a range of ambulance performance measures.
Russell holds a Master of Business Administration and was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2005 Australia Day Honours List.