Election 2017: Queenslanders decide
Queenslanders have voted, and they voted for more nurses, midwives, and better health care.
Last week Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk officially claimed victory, with the Labor Party securing a 48-seat majority government.
For Queensland’s nurses and midwives, this means much of the work we have been doing over the past three years to restore frontline jobs and health services will continue, including the rollout of legislated ratios.
During the election, the QNMU secured the following commitments from the Labor Party:
- Ongoing implementation of legislated ratios in the public sector
- Introduce minimum nurse staffing levels in State Government Nursing Homes
- Legislate public reporting in public, private and aged care sectors
- Employ more nurses and midwives (including more permanent employment for graduates and more Nurse Navigators and Nurse Practitioners)
- Support penalty rates.
We’ll be holding the government to account and will work with them to ensure they stay true to their commitments.
Find out more here.