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In December 2020, Maurice Blackburn and Hayden Stephens & Associates filed a class action against the NSW Ministry of Health on behalf of lead plaintiff, Dr Amireh Fakhouri, and junior medical officers to recover unpaid wages.  

Am I eligible to join the class action?

You can register for the class action if you worked for the NSW Ministry of Health as a junior medical officer at anytime between 16 December 2014 and 21 March 2024 and were not paid your entitlements for overtime.

If you're unsure whether you are eligible, or are having difficulty completing the registration form, please contact us at or on 1800 318 062.

If you are a group member in the class action, and you would like to be kept updated about its progress, we encourage you to register.  Please be assured that, if you choose to register, we will not disclose your identity to any third party, including the NSW Ministry of Health, without your permission.

About this class action

The class action alleges that the NSW Ministry of Health or, alternatively, the State of NSW failed to pay junior medical officers (i.e. interns, resident medical officers, registrars and senior registrars):

  • their entitlements pursuant to the statutory award; and
  • for un-rostered overtime.

The NSW Ministry of Health is responsible for managing the NSW public health system, which operates approximately 220 public hospitals as well as providing community health and other public health services through a network of local health districts.

Copies of key documents in the class action are available on the NSW Supreme Court’s website.

Key dates

Registration is now open.

Contact the team

Call: 1800 318 062


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