One of the women’s requests to Lisa Harvey, the State Minister forHealth, was to consider having a competent local woman on the hospital board as a priority. Well, things were going in a different

direction for Queensland public sector health services and in 1990 the

Queensland Department of Health produced a green paper to give

information to the community about a proposal for change. The gov-

ernment was considering making hospital boards redundant, amongst

other things, and the green paper was really a discussion paper direct-

ed by the government purely for discussion by the people. The State

Health Minister was then Ken McElligott MLA.