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Nurses say elderly at risk in aged care homes, with NSW worst in country for staff shortage complaints 05-08-2015

NSW has been accused of leading the country in quality and compliance problems in nursing homes. Nearly 100 NSW nursing homes have failed to meet accreditation standards that protect vulnerable residents' health and safety over the past three years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Inquiry to investigate how aged care residents will fare without registered nurses on duty 24/7 05-08-2015

An inquiry will examine how New South Wales' most vulnerable aged care residents will fare in a future without registered nurses on duty at all times.

SA nurses fear penalty rates proposal 04-08-2015

South Australia's nurses' union is worried the Productivity Commission proposal to reduce Sunday penalty rates could affect personal care workers.

Tasmanian Government warned to hire more doctors, nurses or risk patient safety 22-07-2015

The Tasmanian Government is being warned to hire more doctors and nurses, or risk public safety.

Australia’s health bodies unite to protest “appalling gag” on doctors, nurses working in detention centres 20-07-2015

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have voiced collective concern about the “appalling secrecy provisions” in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which threaten jail for up to two years for health and medical professionals who disclose information about the conditions in immigration Detention Centres.

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