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Queensland Health still seeking millions of dollars in overpayments, six years on from payroll disaster

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Letters to former staff were issued this week by Queensland Health payroll recovery services manager Dylan Adams. "I am very aware that, in general, the issue of overpayments has been challenging and sensitive for many during recent years, particularly ...
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Queensland Health payroll still an issue six years on

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
SIX years after the Queensland Health payroll debacle, the matter is still dominating health debate in parliament. Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick told the parliamentary budget estimates hearing on Wednesday the government was still chasing ...

Minister ends scare campaign over debt

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
THE cash-strapped Palaszczuk Government is threatening to send debt collectors after former Queensland Health staff overpaid during the payroll bungle.

First half hour - 27th July, 2016. QLD Health payroll woes continue, women's eight head to Rio

ABC Online (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Back in 2010, thousands of QLD health staff were over or underpaid, or just not paid at all, in a payroll scheme that was bungled by the then Bligh government.

Queensland Health to trial voice-activated duress alarms and body cameras

Pulse+IT - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Queensland Health will accelerate trials of voice-activated duress alarms and body cameras as part of a range of measures to help tackle violence against health workers.
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Australian Unity healthcare trust expands on Gold Coast

The Australian Financial Review - ‎16 hours ago‎
Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust has bolstered its ambition to create a medical precinct on Queensland's Gold Coast, acquiring two medical properties at Robina for $30 million. The purchases bring the $1 billion fund's total investment in the ...

Fat state: When will Queensland wake up?

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Alarming Queensland Health research has found significant numbers of people misjudge healthy body shapes as too skinny and overweight individuals as within the ideal range.
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Ice bucket challenge helps scientists find new clues into motor neurone disease

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Professor Naomi Wray from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute says this latest research, published in the journal Nature Genetics, has increased the number of genes associated with the sporadic form of MND from one to four.
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Barrett Adolescent Centre: Lawrence Springborg's 'lie' referred to Qld police

Brisbane Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller has officially referred former health minister Lawrence Springborg to Queensland police over allegations he lied to a parliamentary committee.
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Health agency warns of possible carcinogens in tattoo ink

The Queensland Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The agency said: "Many reports show significant concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing.
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Medicinal cannabis trial available for Queensland children with severe drug-resistant epilepsy

ABC Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
Dr Andrew Hallahan, Children's Health Queensland's executive director of medical services, said the study would not be randomised, which meant all participants would take the drug and none would be on a placebo.
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Top public servant 'hand-picked'

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A senior public servant under former Labor administrations, Rachel Hunter was appointed by the Government to review both the State Library and Queensland Health. Ms Hunter also gained positions on the Children's Health board and the Queensland ...

Jabs drive for flu season

Townsville Bulletin - ‎8 hours ago‎
New data from Queensland Health shows confirmed cases of influenza jumped from just eight cases in the week ending July 8 to 22 cases in the week ending on July 18.

eHealth Queensland appoints former staffer Malcolm Thatcher as interim CEO/CIO

CIO Australia - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Meanwhile, Thatcher is no stranger to Queensland Health, having worked as its chief health information officer from September 2014 until August 2015, responsible for ICT strategy, governance, standards, policy and architecture for the Queensland Health ...

Use of spit hoods at WA juvenile jail under review

ABC Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
They are just an essential health and safety tool." New South Wales officials do not deploy spit-hoods on children, instead guards wear face shields to prevent contact with spit or blood.

LNP's Barrett Centre closure inquiry response was in bad taste

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Queensland Health is a bureaucracy with a long record of maladministration ranging from the Patel scandal, to the payroll brouhaha, to the premature opening of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, to current issues in maternity care at the Rockhampton ...

Cool chicks: Queensland women travel to Antarctica for gender equality and science

ABC Local - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Two north Queensland scientists will be making up for the lack of winter in Townsville by travelling to Antarctica in an epic voyage to study climate change and fight for gender equality in science.

Cannabis Australia: Queensland children with severe drug-resistant epilepsy eligible for medical marijuana trial

International Business Times AU - ‎1 hour ago‎
Each and every participant would take the cannabis-based drug Epidiolex. Children's Health Queensland's executive director of medical services, Dr.

Labor's $1.2 billion health payroll fiasco continues

My Sunshine Coast (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Shadow Health Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there was no end in sight for Queensland Health employees' pain, despite the Palaszczuk Government's promise this financial year would deliver the final fix to Labor's health payroll debacle.
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Push For NT Juvenile Detention Royal Commission In Queensland

Huffington Post Australia - ‎21 hours ago‎
There is mounting pressure for a Royal Commission into juvenile detention to extend to Queensland, where former guards have claimed they were sacked for speaking out against violence inside the institutions.