Qld doctors reject govt pay deal
The unanimous vote of no confidence in the government's last-minute compromise came after Queensland Health Director-General Ian Maynard acknowledged their concerns at a crowded gathering in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
"The concerns that I've been told you had were consistent wherever you worked in the state," he told the crowd of about 1200 doctors, including one holding a placard, "Trust Gone, Goodwill Lost".
Senior medical officers (SMOs) had met with Mr Maynard and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg last week to express reservations about working conditions.
"They helped me to understand the impact that these contracts are having... in your lives, the distractions, the anxiety that's being created," Mr Maynard said.
But Mr Maynard asked the doctors to examine the government's new offer as it pushes to have contracts signed by April 30.
"I'm not going to tell you to sign a contract; I'm not going to encourage you to sign a