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Significant Superannuation Advances For Doctors

2 May 2002

New Publication Records Significant Superannuation Advances For Senior Doctors

“New Publication Records Significant Superannuation Advances For Senior Doctors”
“Significant advances have been made in the provision of subsidised superannuation for senior doctors employed by district health boards,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Mr Powell was referring to the Association’s latest Health Dialogue (‘Superannuation for Senior Doctors in District Health Boards’).

It is also available on the Association’s website

“Since access to former government schemes was closed off in 1992, subsidised superannuation has been a major priority for senior doctors. The industrial landscape has gradually changed over the last decade, dramatically in the last 2-3 years, with superannuation now prevailing throughout senior doctor collective agreements in district health boards.”

“Although there are still further improvements to be made in some district health boards we are pleased with the major advances that have been made. It is simply not possible to recruit and retain senior doctors without a competitive entitlement to subsidised superannuation.”

“Health bosses should also give serious consideration to making subsidised superannuation available for other parts of the health workforce,” concluded Mr Powell.

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