With regard to the current business negotiation cycle, the department, in its budget modelling, referred more directly to the personal profile of the public hospitals or health care concerned than in previous cycles, where budget modelling has focused more on “whole sector profiles”. This will eliminate some of the most serious “swings and roundabouts” that could have resulted from the previous approach. The department provides only an indexation of government funding. Public hospitals and public health services should provide funds from these other sources to support the costs of business agreement. This was taken into account in the ministry`s calculations on the ability of public mental health services to cover the costs of implementing the 2016 e-mail regulation, including the payment of exceptional lump sum payments on an exceptional basis under the agreement. The Department will not consider any cases of review of the funding of the enterprise agreement, unless the public hospital or public health department has clearly and fully identified the nature and relevance of the costs considered “unfunded”. In addition, the public hospital or public health must demonstrate that it has identified and applied all available sources of funding and revenues that could help cover the costs involved. In addition, the last salary increases to be paid under the “old” enterprise agreement were paid on March 31, 2015 (nurses and other direct staff) or April 1, 2015 (health professionals, Allied service employees, administrative employees and executives) as the “old” enterprise agreement reached its nominal expiry date. The first annual increase under Mental Health EA 2016 will be effective from October 1, 2016, which means that public mental health services have not received further salary increases for responsible staff in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Public hospitals and health services are reminded that the ministry does not fund 100% of their activities.
Hospitals and health services generally have other sources of income, including — but not limited to Commonwealth funding and grants (e.g. B funding of hospital beds for residences), income from private practice and revenue from business units. The parties to the agreement committed to implementing changes in the operation and provision of services by the Victorian government by adopting the principles of “labour mobility.”