Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 07, 2023


Emergency Services Workers

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:49): How many workers left the MFS, the Ambulance Service and the public sector nursing and midwifery workforce in the last five years over and above those who retired?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:49): I will be very happy to take that on notice and bring back a reply for the honourable member because I am sure there was some effect when you had the Hon. Rob Lucas and the Liberal Party talking about the secret camera footage that was taken of workers and a whole range of other things that made it exceptionally difficult in the toxic environment that the former Liberal government created. That was undoubtedly one of the reasons South Australians voted so overwhelmingly against the former Liberal Party—the lack of respect and decency that they showed public sector workers.