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Voluntary Assisted Dying in Qld - Member feedback sought

 

AMA Queensland  has developed a 5-minute survey to seek the advice and input from members about the development of the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation in Queensland.

Your input will guide the development of the submission which AMA Queensland will send to the Queensland Law Reform Commission by the due date of 27 November 2020. 

The survey closes on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 12am.

All AMAQ members would have received an email with a link to the survey.

6 NOV 2020

NEW AMA QUEENSLAND CEO

The AMA Queensland Board has appointed Dr Brett Dale (PhD) as the next AMA Queensland Chief Executive Officer.

Brett comes highly qualified to lead AMA Queensland with 20 years’ leadership experience in health, education and government relations.

He has successfully transformed cultures, high performance teams, business reputations and balance sheets across the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Brett is currently the Group Chief Executive of MTA Queensland, a member-based organisation representing 15,500 businesses that employ in excess of 90,000 staff.

27 OCT 2020

Minimum wage increase - the how and why

 

This wage increase is higher than last year’s but the Panel justified the decision given the current positive economic environment, the scheduled Super Guarantee increase to 10 per cent on 1 July 2021 and the tax-transfer changes.

The Fair Work Commission can delay the date the increase takes effect if the majority of the Panel believes ‘exceptional circumstances’ exist. However, the Panel did not believe a delay was warranted for the health care sector.

18 JUN 2021

The peril of underpaying wages

 

The Fair Work Ombudsman has penalised ANS.HL Trading Pty Ltd, the operators of four ‘The Ironing Shop’ franchises in Brisbane (ANS.HL Trading Pty Ltd) a total of $112,420, after paying Chinese national wages as low as $8 an hour. It appeared that ANS.HL Trading Pty Ltd had also made use of false or misleading records.

13 JUN 2021

Managing underperformance

 

Underperformance is an underlying issue that greatly affects businesses operations. However, it is an issue that can be managed with an effective performance management system.

Underperformance may include:

13 JUN 2021

Steps to develop a position description

 

It is very important that job design is a central point of focus in your medical practice, as it affects the efficiency of the organisation.

Specifically, jobs within the healthcare industry must be designed effectively to improve the quality of care to patients, promote productivity and reduce costs.

13 JUN 2021

Fines for unsafe work practices

 

A recent case on the Gold Coast involving a jumping castle company, was fined $50,000 for failing to comply with work health and safety requirements, exposing workers to a risk of serious injury or death.

The company rented jumping castles on the Gold Coast, and casually employed workers to drop off, set up, and pick up the equipment.

31 MAY 2021

Action under Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws

 

The Fair Work Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) has commenced action under the ‘serious convention’ provisions of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws, against Winit (AU) Trade Pty Ltd (Winit), A Hong Kong-owned company that provides warehousing and distribution in Sydney.

The Ombudsman has alleged that Winit have underpaid 30 migrant employees in Sydney, which is a total of $368,684 under the Services and Wholesale Award 2010 between July 2017 and June 2018.

31 MAY 2021