$16m fraud sparks call for QLD health overhaul

Police arrested Joel Barlow, 36, in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm early this morning after launching a nationwide search for the finance manager on Thursday.

A Queensland Health spokesperson referred all inquiries about the case to police.

AMA Queensland president Dr Richard Kidd said the scandal, following last year's payroll bungle and the Jayant Patel case of five years ago, raised serious questions about the governance of Queensland Health.

"It is just tragic when you see the waste that happens," Dr Kidd said.

"It raises the question about that great morass of non-clinical people

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