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Queensland election: LNP unveils payroll tax threshold plan to create 500,000 jobs 30-10-2017

The LNP says it will lift the payroll tax threshold for businesses by $25,000 a year for ten years, and will aim to create 500,000 jobs.

Big pharma's cash splash on nurses, dietitians and pharmacists for services 26-10-2017

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health workers are getting millions of dollars in payments from big pharmaceutical companies for their services.

Extra frontline staff for CQ health services 30-10-2017

CENTRAL Queenslanders could have better health services access with the latest promise from the Australian Labor Party as part of the State Election campaign.

New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

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Minister calls meeting over nurse safety - skynews.com.au

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford: WA nurse resigns after fearing for her safety at remote Aboriginal community - ABC News

A West Australian nurse working in a remote area has resigned from her position after becoming increasingly concerned for her personal safety following the killing of SA nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford's death prompts calls for greater safety practices for remote nurses - ABC 7.30

The death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford has sent shockwaves across the country. It has also prompted a review of safety measures for all staff working remotely. [+audio]

Groups to meet over nurse safety - 9 News

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

Nurses to refuse dangerous, drunk and high patients in attempt to stop violence against hospital emergency workers - 9 News

South Australian nurses will reportedly enact a zero-tolerance policy for violent, drunk or drug affected patients in an attempt to reduce violence against hospital emergency workers.

Queensland's Griffith, UQ, QUT universities make global nursing top 50 - BT

Griffith University has Queensland's highest-ranked university nursing program in a global list, with the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology also making the QS World University top 50.

Health authority urged to rethink after-hours nurse service cuts for south-west palliative patients - ABC News

Cuts to an after-hours nurse service, for people in Western Australia's south-west living with life-threatening illnesses, have come under fire.

Employment: Private health nurses and midwives lead jobs charge - AFR

Fiona Corbet, a postgraduate-trained emergency nurse, had barely pressed "send" on her job application to Melbourne's Epworth Hospital in December when she received a positive reply.

Rural doctors call for more generalist nurses and allied health professionals in the bush - ABC News

Rural doctors are calling for nurses and allied health professionals to be trained as generalists to tackle the inequality in health outcomes for rural and remote people.

Tresillian nurse reflects on time with historic service nearly 50 years after Greycliffe House closure - Daily Telegraph

IT HAS been almost 50 years since Evangelyn Carr worked as a mothercare nurse at Greycliffe House. Now retired, the Elizabeth Bay local has many memories of the Tresillian organisation in Vaucluse where she started her long nursing career.