Health: They spent how much?!

Posted June 17, 2014 by Alex Scott

Like you no doubt, I was flabbergasted to see the paid advertising the Government started on Friday night claiming that "less payday paperwork = more nurses".

This afternoon QNU Secretary Beth Mohle and I held a joint press conference condemning the government for wasting taxpayer money, money better spent on employing more staff or improving services for the community instead of this ridiculous media campaign.

The TV, radio and print ads no doubt have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Disturbingly, the ads appear to be talking about the government's award stripping process that takes away your rights and working conditions – although the message is far from clear.

Claiming in the media that this government has been kind to Health workers while referencing stripping your conditions is farcical.

We will continue to raise these issues directly with government through the Award stripping process and publicly point out the hypocrisy.

While the government may be trying to sell a message around attacking your conditions as good for the health system, we know you are really getting on with the job of delivery for Queenslanders – thank you.

That’s why we want you to shape our public campaign, due to be launched in July, to lobby our politicians and HHS Boards to make the best choices for health service delivery and health workers.

Remember to complete the CHECK-UP and have your say in shaping Putting Patients First. Make sure your voice influences the future of our Health system.

We need to ensure politicians commit to the right spending priorities.

I will be in touch again soon to outline opportunities for direct campaigning in the upcoming Stafford by-election and other areas.


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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