Creating better healthcare in Victoria
Dec03

Creating better healthcare in Victoria

The result from this year’s State election was very, very clear – Victorians want governments that prioritise health and education over fear and hate. While all the votes are still to be counted it is clear that we will have another Andrews Labor government in Victoria. Now the hard work of holding this government to account starts. It will be vital that we pursue a range of key issues, especially the increase in staff numbers across...

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16 Days of Activism
Nov25

16 Days of Activism

  Sunday 25 November 2018 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and marks day one of the 16 Days of Activism. Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, World Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women. During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise...

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Victoria’s health after 24 November
Nov23

Victoria’s health after 24 November

Saturday is officially voting day and we want to make sure that the next government is as committed to health care as we know you are. That’s why we’ve reviewed the health policies of the major parties and in reviewing the policies we took into account their official platforms, their media releases and their recent statements about healthcare. We also looked at what they promised at the last election and how they advocated for...

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Put the Liberals last this election
Nov13

Put the Liberals last this election

There are really great outcomes in our new public sector agreement that a Liberal government would have never approved and would have held up indefinitely. For example, improvements in annual leave entitlements, rostering protocols, backfill provisions and establishing a pharmacist leave relief pool would been opposed by a Liberal government. We’ve reviewed the health policies of the major parties at this year’s state election. In...

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Victorian Long Service Leave Act
Nov08

Victorian Long Service Leave Act

Many members may have heard about the new Victorian Long Service Leave Act, which will soon be coming into force. We’re happy to inform members that it has no bearing on the employment arrangements of our members who work in public health and for other employers covered by an enterprise agreement. The Act is only a safety net for people who don’t have an entitlement under an award or an enterprise agreement. While we understand that...

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State election must be the Health election
Nov07

State election must be the Health election

With everything that is going on in the federal parliament it is easy to overlook the fact that Victorians will be going to the polls to elect a new state government in November. In fact the election is now only 29 days away. There have been real improvements having a Labor Government, particularly in relation to negotiating a new public health sector agreement. There are really great outcomes in our new public sector agreement that a...

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