Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Questions without Notice
Australian Defence Force: Medical Officers
My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, Senator Evans. Is the government aware of the report by the ABC on Friday, 12 November that the Australian Defence Force needs to recruit an additional 200 medical officers because specialists have been leaving the Army and Navy in droves due to what one reservist doctor, Captain Julian Fidge, described as ‘poor treatment’? What is the government doing to address this important issue?