MS TIERNEY– To ask the Assistant Treasurer (for the Minister for Employment and Trade): In relation to the nine job losses due to government budget cuts at Colac Area Health recently reported in the Colac Herald, what assistance will the Napthine government provide those workers who have recently been made redundant.
I am informed that:
The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has contacted Colac Area Health and been advised that employment was reduced by eleven positions over the past year.
The department has offered access to the Government’s Workers in Transition program for retraining opportunities. However it was advised that the affected employees had either found alternative employment or had retired.