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05 March 2014

CAMPBELL NEWMAN GOES FERAL AS BRISBANE MP DECIDES HIPPOCRATIC OATH MORE IMPORTANT THAN LNP LOYALTY OATH - MEANWHILE CAIRNS MP GAVIN KING GOES INTO FULL BULLSHIT MODE

When is a contract not a contract?

When it is an employment document proffered to Queensland Health's doctors that Joh Bjelke Newman is demanding they sign.

While Cairns doctors are being branded as "troublemakers", Gavin
"Don't Rape Me" King, the Member for MacKenzie, has claimed Cairns doctors tell him the "relationship (with the local hospital board) is fantastic!".  You wouldn't know it from the hundreds of Queensland Health Staff that have been demonstrating their anger in front of the hospital.

In addition to dismissal clauses that compromise patient care, for the first time the contracts include a clause that allow one party - in this case the government - to unilaterally modify the contract.

While assistant minister for health Doctor Chris Davis launched a scathing attack on the contracts in Cabinet, he was "dissuaded" from submitting his formal letter of complaint.  We don't know if there's any truth that the AG threatened to add MP-Physicians to the Bikie Law.

Meanwhile our local MP Gavin King, apparently high on petrol, calls the agreements "simple and perpetual agreements" - ignoring the fact that you can't have an "agreement" when only one party is bound.  The contracts will clearly deter physicians from work in remote areas, as pointed out by the AMCQ.  But since we're going to be sending liquor into the "communities" again soon, there will less need for all public services there.  

King also notes that doctors are free to continue negotiating with unSir Bob Norman and the hospital board.  Norman as the community knows was given this position after being rejected by the Chamber of Commerce membership as their leader - and failing at even running an ice cream shop.  I'm sure the highly educated physicians are looking forward to going toe-to-toe with Norman.

As the deadline for these contracts to be signed approaches, the Cairns (non-base) Hospital operations approach a precipice.  

Stay tuned.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

King as a journo is typical of a lot of journo's these days that they just don't understand the fundermentals out here in the real world which is reflected in his case when ever he opens his mouth as a polli.At least I can sleep at night knowing I didn't put him there.

Observer said...

Quite astonishing how Dr Davis has done a complete turnabout after his meeting with Newman and Springborg. Wonder what they threatened him with? Seems to me as if he has put his own political survival ahead of his colleagues and the public health system. Typical.

Anonymous said...

HBW - Tell us more about the plans to repeal the Alcohol Management Plans in Cape communities?

Anonymous said...

some of your slimey lnp chums HBW are about to be exposed over their contracts

Bob R. said...

That pissweak ineffectual joke of a member of parliament, Gavin King isn't doing anything to support the doctors. Not of course that we ever thought he would. So what the fuck is it going to be like with no specialists here at the hospital?

Anonymous said...



I am not surprised because LNP have behaved this way all along. I support the doctors 100% but wonder where they were when others were treated like yesterdays garbage.?

Seth at Port said...

I believe it is all part of the LNP "plan" to gut the public hospital system while they fund the private hospitals. Once doctors start resigning, and they will, one by one, Springborg will bring in overseas doctors with minimum or dubious qualifications, which will see Queenslanders starting to avoid using public hospitals more and more. The LNP have never liked the idea of governments taking responsibility for public health and are very fast to scream, "User pays!" when you try and argue that looking after the health of its population is one of the functions of government.

Anonymous said...

You got it right there Seth. This is all about the LNP getting rid of government responsibilities.

Shelley in Cairns said...

Bob R. we will all have to be flown to Brisbane but only of course if Newman gives us planes to fly in. We will all be left to die I imagine. this is really bad what Newman is doing.

Anonymous said...

Bob R, some will do similar to the three families that I know of who have had enough of a cantdo council, cost of living pressures in this area and a talkback radio mentality that is (read already has)ruined this city. Yep they have moved south which must have been a difficult decision as two of them were born and breed here before the Mexicans ruined the place.

Anonymous said...

steve greengrass is not all over wankings fakebook maybe a challange coming on

Anonymous said...

NEWS TIPOFF: Stephen Trout is to be sentenced for trafficking in meth in the Cairns Supreme Court on Monday at 10am. No doubt it will be front page of the Compost!

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for Can Do and his cronies (not really). What they have taken on is a group of highly intelligent, dedicated and well funded group of professionals. Qhealth workers are 100% behind the doctors because they know that if the Government wins this round nursing staff and other health workers will be next on the chopping block.

Anonymous said...

If specialists and consultants leave the hospitals, who will be left to train the young interns? The situation is far grimmer than what people are thinking.

Alison Alloway said...

We have enough difficulties in attracting specialists to Cairns and the Far North. I'm astonished that Gavin King, Michael Trout and David Kempton don't understand this basic fact. The current situation is very critical and we do face the very real danger of losing senior, experienced doctors. The consequences could be catastrophic for the region.

Anonymous said...

The exodus of doctors from Queensland Health has started. A surgeon has resigned from the Gold Coast hospital, one doctor has resigned from Townsville and seven more are expected to go if they are forced to sign individual contracts. Here we go folks. It's the grand plan of the LNP in place, getting rid of our public health system.

Shelley said...

This is part of the LNP plan for privatisation by stealth of our free hospital scheme. Make no mistake.

Anonymous said...

The ward at CBH known Medical 6 is closing in about 6 weeks time. This will result in a loss of 22 beds and maybe some jobs. How come this has never been covered by the Cairns Post?
Hill Billy please look into this. We are counting on you!