The Newcastle Herald's Opinion, Friday, October 16, 2020: Strong moral case for a coronavirus-related frontline worker pay increase

Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 14 2021 - 11:35pm, first published October 16 2020 - 8:30am
The John Hunter Hospital protest.
The John Hunter Hospital protest.

REPEATEDLY during the COVID-19 pandemic, political leaders have praised our much-vaunted "frontline" workers - especially the doctors, nurses, ambulance paramedics and other staff who work in and around our public hospitals - as coronavirus "heroes".

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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