State moves to sack medical board

Queensland’s government is moving to sack the Medical Board of Australia's state branch claiming it has “lost faith” in its handling of complaints against doctors.

The shock move comes in the wake of two damning reports, tabled this week in state parliament, which painted a "deeply disturbing picture of disfunctionality" in the handling of health complaints, according to the Health Minister Lawrence Springborg (pictured).

The minister said he wanted to sack all 10 members of the state-based board, but would give each 14 days to show why their positions were still tenable.

The Queensland reports reveal that in one case, it took almost six and a half years for regulators to reach a decision on a complaint.

In another finding, it was suggested the police