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MOCA 5 Update - 21 March 2019

Granted Private Practice Agreements

On Monday 18 March ASMOFQ met with Queensland Health to address concerns we raised in relation to the Granted Private Practice Agreements (GPP Agreements) terminating when MOCA 4 terminates and the subsequent risk that SMOs may temporally lose their attraction or retention allowance while new contracts are being issued. Click here for further information.

We are pleased to announce the parties to MOCA 5 have agreed in principle on the implementation of a Health Employment Directive (HED), which will allow for an interim GPP period of up to 180 days or until SMOs are issued with a new GPP Agreement. We expect the HED to be approved by the Director-General prior to the termination of MOCA 4. Queensland Health has also committed to providing ASMOFQ with an update on the progress of the issuing of the GPP Agreements at 100 days post MOCA 4 termination.

Approval of MOCA 5

ASMOFQ in partnership with AMA Queensland is pleased to announce we have provided Queensland Health with our agreement for the MOCA 5 to progress to ballot.

Next Steps

Proposed time frames moving forward:

  1. Consultation Period - (8 April 2019 - 23 April 2019)
  2. Ballot/Voting Period - (24 April 2019 - 7 May 2019)
  3. Certification process (if the valid majority vote in favour of the MOCA 5)

We have confirmed the intent of all parties is for Medical Officers to receive back pay this financial year and the parties will work toward this.

ASMOFQ will continue to keep members abreast of progress with the Agreement during the consultation process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email moca5@amaq.com.au or call (07) 3872 2222.