Compulsory first-aid and CPR training in schools

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Most Australians don't have the first aid training required to save the life of a loved one in an emergency.

The Red Cross says fewer than five per cent of people in Australia are trained in first aid, one of the lowest rates in the world.

Almost half a million injured Australians are admitted to hospitals every year, with around 12,000 people dying from their injuries, primarily from falls.

Our goal is to ensure that all schools in Australia incorporate basic first aid and CPR training as an integral part of their curriculum, providing high quality teaching materials on what to do in common emergencies, as well as direct training and support for teachers to enable them to deliver these skills in short, interactive first aid workshops.

We want to teach young people who might not otherwise have access to first aid training how to save lives, enabling them to be responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.

If children and young adults are equipped with these skills at an early age and within school, they will become lifelong advocates of first aid and make a huge difference within their families and their local community.

We’ve created this petition calling on the  Government to ensure that all schools in Australia incorporate basic first aid and CPR as an integral part of their curriculum, and provide funding in order to develop high quality teaching materials on what to do in common emergencies, as well as to establish training and support for teachers to enable them to deliver these skills during short, interactive first aid workshops.

We’d be grateful if you could lend us your voice and your support, and sign our petition.