A recent report published by the Medical Observer suggested that Queensland doctors are on the verge of agreeing to move to individual contracts. It follows from a media release from www.keepourdoctors.com.au stating that negotiations between doctors and the Queensland Government had resulted in an in-principle agreement on the individual contracts.
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The last 3 months of the Queensland Health doctors contract saga has included accusations of the Courier Mail being pro-government and anti-doctor, legal action, an online petition, rallies, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation creating a “fighting fund” by imposing a $1,000 levy on its 1800 Queensland members and reports of Queensland Health looking to employ interstate doctors.
Resources for doctors on the Keep Our Doctors website included a Visiting Medical Officer resignation pack a Senior Medical Officer resignation pack, rally kits and documents “Contract Negotiations – what you need to know” and contract FAQs.
Together Queensland have released a video outlining the series of events: