Public practice

AMA Queensland's Workplace Relations Team has the ability and expertise to provide specialised health profession services, advice and advocacy on all industrial, workplace relations and legal matters affecting salaried doctor members. We represent Salaried Medical Officers, Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs), Senior Medical Officers (SMOs), Residents, Interns and International Medical Graduates (IMGs).

Our team and legal partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, continue to assist members with, but not limited to:

  • industrial disputes;
  • payroll disputes;
  • bullying and harassment matters;
  • formal grievances;
  • Medical Board matters;
  • matters involving the Ethical Standards Unit, Clinical Governance Unit and Workplace Investigations Unit; and
  • matters before the Health Quality and Complaints Commission, Crime and Misconduct Commission or the Health Practitioners Tribunal.

We are also heavily involved in protecting the legal and legislative interests of salaried doctors by working with the State Government on matters such as the Medical Officers Certified Agreement (MOCA) which governs the remuneration and working conditions for salaried doctors.