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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2005 2005) . . Page.. 1666 ..


Locums

2004 – One staff specialist Neonatologist for a 4 week period.

2005 – Nil recruitment to date.

Doctors recruited

2004 – 2 Specialists

2005 – 3 Specialists

A number of doctors trained overseas and domiciled in Australia apply for advertised positions and are not included in this response.

(3)

Calvary Hospital:

(a) Locums $2,772.00

(b) Doctors recruited $13,458.60

The Canberra Hospital:

Locums $6,000 (approx)

Doctors recruited $80,000 (approx)

The above figures for Doctors relate to fees paid to recruitment agencies.

(4)

Locums – New Zealand, United Kingdom

Doctors recruited – South Africa, United Kingdom, India and Germany.

Many other doctors originate from Ireland, Phillipines, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Libya, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Canada, Oman and Bangladesh although there has been no active recruitment in these countries.

(5) Verification of doctors qualifications, references and documentation follow strict procedures that are identical to those required for Australian qualified doctors. Calvary and The Canberra Hospitals only appoint doctors who meet the registration requirements set by the ACT Medical Board. From time to time ACT Health questions the validity of documentation provided by doctors prior to appointment, and all such matters are fully investigated in conjunction with the ACT Medical Board.


Women—action plan(Question No 320)

Mrs Burke asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 16 March 2005, (redirected to the Minister for Women):

In relation to the ACT Women’s Action Plan 2004-05, what are the gender analysis tools to support policy makers when considering acknowledging women’s issues.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The development of gender analysis tools to support policy makers is not identified in the Action Plan as a specific action for 2004-05, but as an action to be developed in the future.



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