FIT Sponsorship
NEWS  |  Careers

QLD Health Sector Jobs Losses Condemned

Monday, 10th September 2012 at 11:26 am
Staff Reporter
The Queensland Health sector has ‘condemned’ job cuts to over 1200 full time public servant employees by the Campbell State Government.

Monday, 10th September 2012
at 11:26 am
Staff Reporter



QLD Health Sector Jobs Losses Condemned
Monday, 10th September 2012 at 11:26 am

The Queensland Health sector has ‘condemned’ job cuts to over 1200 full time public servant employees by the Newman State Government.

Secretary of the Together Union, Alex Scott, said that the announcement was an unprecedented attack on public health.

“These Queenslanders are losing their jobs because this government is refusing to pay
appropriately for the hospital system our communities deserve,” Scott said.

“It’s an attack on the long term sustainability of our Queensland Health system and a declaration of intergenerational warfare.

“This government is cutting jobs and services in regional Queensland and they are trying to hide behind the health boards.

“It’s Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Premier Campbell Newman who will have to answer some serious questions about all this, this government is more interested in funding their election promises than funding our hospital system.”

Together Union Vice President Dr Sandy Donald said, “This government is glorying in sacking Queenslanders and the logic of cutting the health budget to make savings is bizarre.

“If they are slashing public preventative health services they are getting rid of the most effective way of reducing health costs for Queenslanders in ten years’ time,” Donald said.

A statement from the Queensland Government said that more than half of the job losses announced as a part of the reform of Queensland Health were directly attributed to cost blow-outs associated with the former Labor Government.

“Every person that loses their job in Queensland Health outside of head office can thank the former Labor government and the unions that continue to defend it,” Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said.

Queensland Health head office will lose 1217 full-time jobs, or 43 per cent of its current workforce.


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....


Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this



High School Grads Need Commitment and Adaptability to Succeed at Work

Luke Michael

Friday, 15th December 2017 at 10:08 am

Migrant and Refugee Students Struggle to Find Work in Australia

Luke Michael

Friday, 24th November 2017 at 2:43 pm

Inclusive Workplaces Create Highly Effective and Satisfied Employees

Luke Michael

Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 1:57 pm

Five Ways The Future of Work Could Change For Women

Victoria George

Friday, 27th October 2017 at 4:13 pm


$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:46 am

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 4:36 pm

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th January 2018 at 11:26 am

White Ribbon Australia CEO Announces Retirement

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 5:15 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FIT Sponsorship
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!