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Fund police staff member jobs before funding ‘nest egg’

Posted by Alex Scott on November 25, 2011

On Wednesday the state government announced it would create an Education Trust using future revenue from the coal seam gas (CSG) industry – but for its first year, the “nest egg” would be funded by $32 million of general revenue. This comes right after the government has decided the QPS must cut hundreds of staff member jobs to meet its $27 million funding shortfall.


Medical Officers: Have you had your say?

Posted by Alex Scott on November 23, 2011

Many Medical Officers have already signalled the changes they would like to see as part of a new collective agreement.

If you have done this already, congratulations - thanks for taking the first step towards building a better workplace in Queensland Health.

If you have yet to complete this survey, it is still available until the end of the month.


A message for women: Ask your male colleagues to Swear this Friday

Posted by Peter Cattach on November 22, 2011

This Friday 25 November, Together men like me will be joining millions around Australia to swear:

I swear never to commit, excuse, or remain silent about violence against women.


A message for men: I'll be swearing this Friday. Will you?

Posted by Peter Cattach on November 22, 2011

This November, Together men like me will be joining millions around Australia to swear: 

I swear never to commit, excuse, or remain silent about violence against women.


Members know that a state election looms around the corner in 2012 and that any election outcomes will likely spell one thing: Machinery of Government changes.

After the last state election in 2009, a major series of MoG changes were implemented across the public service which saw many departments amalgamate to form much larger departments, like the Department of Communities.


HP Umail - November 2011

Posted by Alex Scott on November 22, 2011

The HP Umail - November has been added to the HP Stronger Together web site.


Introducing Your Payroll Working Group

Posted by Julie Bignell on November 21, 2011

We thank all the members who took the time to vote in the ballot for the payroll working group. We had 32 nominations and the following Delegates have been elected.

I am sure you will all join with me in congratulating these Delegates and that you will support and assist them during this process. 

Regular updates on progress of the working group will be sent to members.


The Future of DEEDI: Have Your Say

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on November 21, 2011

The work you do in DEEDI is vital to Queensland's communities. The future of service delivery in DEEDI is shaping to be a major political issue. That's why I want you to have your say in what the future of DEEDI should be. To assist in setting this important policy direction we have developed a short survey looking at the Machinery of Government change that created DEEDI as well what Together's policy should be on its future.


The Future of DERM: Have Your Say

Posted by Alex Scott on November 18, 2011

The work you do in DERM is vital to Queensland but there is a clearly a lot of political attention on DERM and its future at the moment. That's why we want you to have your say in what the future of DERM should be. To assist in setting this important policy direction we have developed a short survey looking at the Machinery of Government change that created DERM as well what Together's policy should be on its future.


Important Survey on Scientific Operations Officer Career Path

Posted by Alex Scott on November 17, 2011

Several years ago Science Operations Officers fought for and won better career path in Schools. Despite that success, it now is clear that access to progress to OO4 position is being restricted, not because the role is not required, but because some Schools just don't want to pay the salary.


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