Early on Saturday morning I heard this story on the radio. The Opposition has accused the ACT Government of not doing enough to keep nurses in our hospitals.
New RiotACT poster Simon Corbell says it’s not a cause for concern, but Brendan Smyth says there should be an “urgent” investigation into the matter.
And the reason why this story caught my attention was this golden quote from Mr Corbell:
Health Minister Simon Corbell says he is powerless to stop nurses ageing and retiring from the workforce.
As are the rest of us, Simon…
UPDATE The Government has now told the ABC that they are working to boost nursing numbers and that Canberra nurses are among the best paid in the country.