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Queensland Health payroll

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Gary Forshaw
7 Chateau Street

Total Signatures - 1242

Sponsoring Member: Peter Dowling MP

Posting Date: 14/07/2011

Closing Date: 29/07/2011

Tabled Date: 2/08/2011

Responded By: Hon Geoff Wilson MP on 1/09/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the hardship and distress caused by the implementation and ongoing failings of the Queensland Health payroll system.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to:

  • stop overpayment claims until such time as outstanding underpayments have been resolved and the payroll system independently audited and verified as operating with minimal error
  • cease discriminatory practice of writing off debt of less than $200 in overpayment while still pursuing overpayments of $201 or above, in total
  • ensure any repayment strategy for overpayments is flexible and agreed by the individual worker to prevent any hardship to those affected.
  • guarantee no debt collection agencies will be engaged to recoup any overpayments
  • seek an apology by the Premier, Ministers for Health Robertson, Lucas and Wilson and Minister for information, Communication Technology Schwarten for the hardship inflicted on Queensland Health workers.