Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Personal Explanation

Medical Specialists

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (16:38): I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Leave granted.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: In question time in recent weeks, I responded to questions from the Hon. Connie Bonaros regarding medical specialists' enterprise bargaining and the pay rates of salaried medical officers, visiting academics and clinical specialists. I have since received advice that clinical academics have a base annual salary consistent with consultant and senior consultant rates within the Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement. While difficult to calculate, it is therefore likely that visiting medical specialists would receive a higher yearly wage than salaried medical officers on a full-time annual basis, but clinical academics would be at a comparable level.