Enough is Enough – have your say

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

THE State Govern­ment has been in the news lately, try­ing to push con­tracts onto doc­tors.

A large ma­jor­ity of doc­tors af­fected by this have in­di­cated they will not be sign­ing the new con­tacts, due to un­ac­cept­able clauses, such as be­ing able to be trans­ferred to other towns at short no­tice. A pre­vi­ous Federal elec­tion saw “Workchoices” leg­is­la­tion as a ma­jor is­sue for em­ploy­ees Aus­tralia-wide.

These con­tracts have been likened to “Workchoices for doc­tors”, and ne­go­ti­a­tions are on­go­ing.

Biggen­den Med­i­cal Cen­tre’s Dr John Davis wants to be left alone to look af­ter his pa­tients.

“Whether I am al­lowed to af­ter April re­mains to be seen. “I am call­ing on res­i­dents to put pen to paper and do some­thing about this. “It will be too late af­ter we all get booted out or trans­ferred.

“Please con­tact Mem­ber for Cal­lide Jeff Seeney as well as health min­is­ter Lawrence Spring­board and the pre­mier Camp­bell New­man.

“They will lis­ten to an­gry pa­tients and vot­ers, not to doc­tors,” he said.

What do you guys think?

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