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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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New nurse-to-patient ratio to see 250 nurses hired in Queensland - ABC News

The Queensland Government has moved to ensure there are always enough nurses to care for patients in the state's public hospitals. It has introduced legislation to Parliament that would require public sector health facilities to provide one nurse or midwife for every four patients during the day, and one nurse to every seven patients overnight.

Night shift nurses call for equal rates after pay 'oversight' - Canberra Times

Nurses working the overnight 12-hour shift at Canberra Hospital have attacked the ACT government for failing to fix an "oversight" which has cost them more than $1000 each a year.

Many nurses regret choosing the profession despite being satisfied with their pay - IBT

Forty-four percent of nurses would choose a different career if given the chance to do it all again. Despite earning  $95,000 to $170,000, many expressed dissatisfaction with the job, the research reports

Bid to cut nurses' overtime not addressing root cause, union says - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government's decision to cut nurses' overtime has been met with a lukewarm response from the union and Opposition. From January, nurses will not be able to work for more than 12 hours straight, unless it is under exceptional circumstances.

Northern NSW nurses upset over job losses before Christmas - Daily Examiner

STRESSED, upset and anxious about their future, Northern Rivers nursing and midwifery staff have called on Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) management to urgently overhaul a workforce plan proposed for the new Byron Central Hospital.

The Hope for the Bullied in the Nursing Workplace - Health Professional Radio

Claudia Sanborn, RN, author of the book, THE YELLOW SICK ROAD, talks about how her nursing community is reacting to her book.[+audio]

Sydney nurse who took explicit photo of patient under anaesthetic still practising in NSW - ABC News

Sydney school teacher Breanna (not her real name) checked into a private hospital for routine gynaecological surgery late last year and a few days later, the surgeon rang with the good news that she did not have cancer.

Registered nurses are crucial in aged care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - SMH

Removing the legal requirement that a registered nurse must be on duty 24/7 in NSW nursing homes would threaten the safety of the loved ones in our care.

Parliamentary inquiry says nurses should be mandatory in nursing homes - SMH

NSW nursing homes should be forced to have registered nurses on duty to care for patients, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has found.

Nurse union 'spotted Djerriwarrh baby risk' - Sky News

The nurses' union says it warned Victoria's Department of Health almost two years ago about problems in neonatal care at a Melbourne hospital as more parents come forward questioning why their babies died.