The Palaszczuk Government’s determination to improve frontline services was being delivered with new nurses, doctors, teachers, firefighters and ambulance officers employed in the Ipswich region.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said according to the Public Service Commission data for the March 2016 quarter, 321 full-time equivalent (FTE) additional government workers were employed in the Ipswich region.
“The majority of these new staff are in our hospitals and schools,” the Premier said.
“My Government made a promise to Queenslanders to put extra teachers in our classrooms and more nurses, doctors and allied health workers, and that’s exactly what we are delivering”
In the March 2016 quarter, an additional, 110 FTE teachers and teacher aide position, 50 nurses, 42 doctors, 10 ambulance officers and six firefighters were employed in the Ipswich region.
“Access to world-class health and education systems is critical for Queensland families, and my Government is delivering record budgets for both health and education.”
“By employing more staff in our hospitals, Queensland Health is undertaking more elective surgery activity and seeing more people in their emergency departments than ever before.
“Extra teachers engaged at the start of the school year are supporting Queensland’s trajectory of improvement in learning outcomes in areas such as NAPLAN and attendance.”
“More than nine out of 10 public servants are in frontline and frontline support roles.”
“Boosting frontline services makes a real difference to Queensland communities.”
“The former Newman Government and its Treasurer Tim Nicholls cut 14,000 government workers in its first Budget. This has had severe impacts on services across Queensland. My Government is determined to restore these services.”