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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.

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes 30-07-2015

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Nursing goes beyond physical care 15-07-2015

Holly Darby knows the health profession goes well beyond physicality. The 24-year-old Silver Chain nurse encounters people with mental health issues on a daily basis.

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SA nurses fear penalty rates proposal - Nine News

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 - ABC News

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 - Croakey

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.

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Nursing goes beyond physical care - The West

Holly Darby knows the health profession goes well beyond physicality. The 24-year-old Silver Chain nurse encounters people with mental health issues on a daily basis.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - Queensland Times

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

RNs in aged care: stakeholders make their case to inquiry - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses tell NSW inquiry they’re essential to quality aged care, while regional provider says mandating RNs 24/7 on site at all facilities would send them broke.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - qt.com.au

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

Nurse ratios save lives - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk's commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budgets for continued roll-out of clinical systems - PulseIT

The Queensland government allocated $179 million to the continued statewide roll-out of clinical and administrative support systems in yesterday's state budget as part of the overall $14.2 billion health spend.