News Archives June 2017

Consultation Open on CHSALHN QUality and Safety Regional Structure

Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) management, has released the following documents relating to the CHSALHN Safety and Quality Review for consultation. These documents relate to proposed changes in the regional structure. more>

Updated Proposed Operational Configuration and Supporting Workforce Model for SA Pathology

The updated proposed Operational Configuration and Supporting Workforce Model for SA Pathology has just been released. The PSA will review the Model and will respond by providing intelligent, thorough, considered feedback as we have done since the review was first announced. more>

PSA Members Table Counter Proposal to Country Fire Service

At the recent member meeting where the offer from the Chief Officer of CFS in relation to leave accrual, was tabled to members, the resounding position was that the offer was way off the mark in being a meaningful attempt to address this very complex matter. more>

DPTI Technical Services Job Cuts PSA Concerns Remains Insufficiently Addressed

DPTI continues to respond to concerns raised by members resulting from the proposed job cuts to the Technical Services Section in an inadequate manner.The PSA again outlined concerns in an email to Technical Services Manager Ana Glavinic, dated 26 May 2017, specifically outlining concerns about job cuts in the Asbestos, Road Design and Structure units. more>

Department For Health And Ageing - Sa Health’s Feedback Response to the Public Health and Clinical Systems Report

The Public Service Association (PSA) met with the Chief Public Health Officer and has now received SA Health’s response to members feedback on the Public Health and Clinical Systems Report. more>

PSA Dispute – DHA People and Culture Strategic Review - Further Opportunity for Members Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended a meeting with the Review Team on Tuesday 6 June 2017. The meeting aimed to progress the conciliation conference recommendations in relation to the dispute of the DHA People and Culture Strategic Review preferred option of transferring the majority of DHA functions to the Office for the Public Sector and the Local Health Networks (including SAAS). more>

Transforming Health - Early Proposal for a Specialist Outpatient Referral Management Service

The Public Service Association (PSA) met with representatives from Operational Service Improvement and Demand Management (OSIDM) at the Department for Health and Ageing (DHA), who are advancing a number of outpatient reform initiatives. more>

Psychological Testing – Commission Decision on Consultation

The Industrial Relations Commission has confirmed that the Department for Child Protection should have consulted with the PSA and employees before making a decision to introduce psychological testing for existing employees. more>

Proposed Drug and Alcohol Policy Consultation - Next Steps

The Public Service Association (PSA) thank members in DPTI for their extensive feedback and concerns regarding the proposed Drug and Alcohol Policy provided through engagement at meetings, email and phone calls to the PSA. more>

Transforming Health: Central Adelaide Local Health Network Consolidation Of The Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Memory Clinical Trials

The PSA has received the Feedback Summary Paper for the consolidation of the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) Memory Clinical Trials that will now proceed to implementation. more>


The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the infrastructure projects and community initiatives in today’s Budget which should generate jobs and investment for South Australia. more>

Another DPTI Restructure Announced - Planning and Transport Policy Directorate

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) announced at a meeting on Thursday 22 June 2017, a restructure focused on the Planning and Transport Policy Directorate. This new restructure was described as necessary as a result of outcomes from the previous restructures under rejuvenation, as well as an opportunity for “further improvement, integration of functions, and optimisation of performance” within a Directorate that “requires structural changes”. more>


This Information Update is a brief summary of items of interest for members. Statewide Gambling Service The announcement that funding will continue for the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service until at least 2018 is a major win for PSA members. more>

Staff Transferring to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator - DPTI Refuses to Advocate for Transferring Staff

DPTI Chief Executive has written to the PSA attempting to address the concerns raised by PSA Members about staff who choose to transfer to the NHVR. more>

Transforming Health: Central Adelaide Local Health Network - Proposal to Utilise Dedicated Space for Clinical Trials for The New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Following discussions with Clinical Trials staff where is was considered appropriate to identify a dedicated clinical trials space rather than incorporate clinical trial participants into ad hoc outpatient space. The PSA has now been advised of a proposal to utilise a dedicated space in the new RAH for Clinical Trials. more>

Novita Enterprise Bargaining – Update No 2 – Log of Claims

Many thanks to those members who submitted potential issues to raise through this current round of negotiations.These views were collated into a formal log of claims that was tabled at the last negotiation session held on Thursday 22 June 2017. more>

Youth Court Review

The PSA received information from CAA regarding progress on the review of the structure of CAA. CAA have stated they expect to have a proposed model and structure from the current review after further discussions with the Youth Court Judge. more>

Royal Adelaide Hospital Proposed Pharmacy Workforce

SA Pharmacy presented the proposed RAH Pharmacy Workforce model to RAH staff on June 23 and June 26 in anticipation of the impending move to the new RAH, and to upgrade to contemporary pharmacy standards. more>

PSA Lodge Dispute On The Child Safety Pathway

The PSA has lodged a dispute notification with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) in regard to the implementation of the Child Safety Pathway that consists of a call team to triage calls. more>

Expectation of Good Management Practice

The PSA has recently been approached by members at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) detailing generally poor management practices. Some of these issues have been in relation to issuing of rosters in a timely manner and approval processes for leave taking. more>

Appropriate Remuneration for Duties Undertaken

Members at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital approached the Public Service Association (PSA) recently for assistance with ensuring that the correct remuneration was being paid by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) for duties undertaken. This matter was specific to ASO1 casual members who consistently backfill ASO2 positions, but are only paid at the ASO1 classification level. This is not an acceptable practice. more>

Land Services Commercialisation Update - Some Questions Answered

The PSA and Employee Reference Group met on Wednesday June 28, 2017 with Representatives from the Department of Treasury and Finance and other staff involved in the Commercialisation Project. At this meeting an Employee Information Fact Sheet was released and has been placed on the Commercialisation Intranet page. more>