The Friday Daily: Health job cuts in far-north QLD

Queensland Health has many changes in store. One big issue is health workers losing their jobs. This is affecting remote indigenous communities in the far north, who might not have anywhere else to turn.

It’s an issue of economic reform in Queensland, but are people’s livelihoods too big a cost to pay for a stable economy? And who’s actually to blame for major funding cuts?

For more information on this issue check out these other reports:

http://www.ncah.com.au/news-events/queenslands-nursing-casualty-list-escalates/1739/

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2013/03/13/240157_local-news.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-28/blame-game-continues-over-cairns-health-cuts/4599140

http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/259064/Qld-health-workers-say-cuts-fail-Gap-commitment

This story was first broadcast on 2SER’s The Friday Daily on April 12. 270px-Queensland_far_north_map

 

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