Legislative Council: Thursday, October 20, 2022


Medical Specialists, Enterprise Bargaining

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:13): Further supplementary: does the minister acknowledge the shortages across our health system and that this has not helped in terms of retention of those medical officers whom we have just spoken about?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:14): I thank the honourable member for her question. In terms of the specifics of attraction and retention in the health system, I would not want to say something without my colleague the health minister providing some advice. As I have said, I think when you are talking about some of the clinical academics or visiting medical specialists, wages will be a component but certainly not necessarily the determinative component of a decision to work in South Australia or otherwise.