MOCA 5 negotiations progress

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Over the past months, the AMA Queensland Workplace Relations Team has been working closely with doctors in the public system to identify key issues and priorities for the next round of the Medical Officers’ Certified Agreement 5 (MOCA 5) negotiations with Queensland Health.

Armed with member feedback and in consultation with the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ) and the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training, our Team has drafted both the senior and the junior doctors’ log of claims, which will be presented to Queensland Health ahead of the formal negotiation period commencing in January 2018.

You may have noticed expression of interest for MOCA 5 local representatives, ASMOFQ flyers, MOCA 5 timelines around your workplace as our Workplace Relations Team visited hospitals across Queensland to socialise the draft log of claims with members and non-members. The hospitals visited so far included:

  •  Ipswich Hospital
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  •  Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
  •  Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  •  Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

More than 35 of you have responded to our call and have jumped on board to become MOCA 5 local representatives. Thank you for your support. Your role will be vitally important in ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcomes at the negotiating table.

Hospital site visits are continuing as the negotiations begin and we are still looking for representatives in some regions. For those who may be interested, please email

We also recently hosted free webinars to seek further feedback from members on what changes are needed to ensure safe working conditions and improved clinical care in public hospitals.

You can access the recordings via the links below:

•    MOCA 5 Junior Doctor webinar – click here

•    MOCA 5 Senior Medical Officers webinar - click here

We will keep members informed of progress with the development of the claims and throughout the negotiation process. If you have any questions or concerns, please email: or call (07) 3872 2222.

Jane Schmitt
Chief Executive Officer, AMA Queensland