Well this has been an interesting week.
On Wednesday, out of the blue the Health Minister had a late afternoon media conference to supposedly offer to equal the offer by Labor at their launch on the weekend.
As seems to be par for the course for him these days, he seems to like this time as it allows him to control the evening news spin by preventing the AEA-V replying.
This is due to the limited time available to get the news footage edited and ready for the early evening bulitens.
Probably why his department usually sends whatever the conference is about while the news conference is on, or more usually after.
It effectively prevents reply as it catches the paramedics union off guard, with no hope of reply by the 6pm news.
On the strength of that the paramedics Union, the AEA sought to have a numbers of meetings to sort outstanding issues.
Many paramedics breathed a sigh of relief as this drama that has been causing so much stress and grief might finally be about to end.
So today he calls a news conference at about quarter past three, and from what I have been told the union was sent a document about the same time.
This document seeks to discredit the AEA by alleging they have put a “new” log of claims.
These include the finish dates of the agreement. Reserve and meal allowances, admin and maintainance officer issues.
I have nothing to say about this, I am stunned by the arrogance and underhandedness of this government.
I simply provide the following document that demonstrates that the AEA has been seeking to address these issues for some time, and indeed as the document demonstrates AV were aware of this many months ago, in this case July/ August.
Either Mr Davis is simply a liar, or he has been misled by either AV or his Department of Health minions.