On 13 February I wrote again to Ms Simpson:
“ Because my local MP is completely unwilling to represent me and pursue the secrecy surrounding the Ombudsman’s list of concerns, and Mr McArdle has decisively refused to enter into any dialogue regarding the Health Minister’s investigation, I would be most grateful if you would assist by using your position to follow-up with the Health Minister, his resolution to refuse to remark on...the concerns specifically raised with his Department by the Ombudsman…”
Ms Simpson did not respond.
On 23 February 2009 I sought the assistance of an independent MP, Mr R Messenger:
“…please follow up on an investigation which, in April 2008, the Health Minister, Mr S Robertson, notified me he had appointed his Department to carry out, on my behalf, into why the Director-General’s office refused...an explanation as to why his office ignored 26 items of concern raised on my behalf by the QLD Ombudsman…My request for you to discover the status of that investigation is made to you because my request, directly to the Health Minister, has been ignored...as has my request to the Shadow health Minister, Mr M McArdle..."
Mr Messenger did not respond.
A new Attorney-General and Minister for Health are appointed by the premier.
On 26 March 2009, after a Cabinet reshuffle by Ms Anna Bligh, the Queensland Premier, Mr Paul Lucas, the Deputy Premier, was allocated the additional position of the Queensland Minister for Health.
Mr Cameron Dick was appointed the new Attorney-General.
On 16 June I sought the assistance of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health: