Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 July 2019


Rural Doctors Workforce Agency; Order for the Production of Documents

3:37 pm

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator Griff, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) the Department of Health funds the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to deliver Rural Health Workforce Support Activity in South Australia,

  (ii) the RDWA complete an annual Health Workforce Needs Assessment in consultation with a Health Workforce Stakeholder Group in South Australia,

  (iii) the town of Kimba has been without a resident doctor for more than one year, and

  (iv) the lack of a resident doctor in rural, regional and remote areas is a common problem across South Australia; and

(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, by no later than 4.30 pm on 25 July 2019, the most recent annual RDWA Health Workforce Needs Assessment.

Question agreed to.