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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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Nurse convicted of child porn crimes free to work in healthcare again - The Age

An intensive care nurse convicted of serious child pornography offences involving images of abuse, sadism and bestiality accessed over four years has been allowed to care for patients again.

The breast nurse kept a diary and I looked forward to her calls, I trusted her - AFR

Rod Ritchie was only 10 when he glimpsed his mother emerging from the shower. One of her breasts was missing and in its place was raw, burnt skin and the slash of a livid scar.

Ipswich Hospital graduate leads way in patient care - Queensland Times

IPSWICH Hospital graduate nurse Sandra Ingram has been named as the only Queensland finalist in the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

The British nurse who taught women the way of the stiff upper lip - The Conversation

In 1932, Madame Tussaud’s asked their younger visitors to choose from among the waxworks the individual they most wanted to be like when they grew up. The most popular answer was not the kind of figure you might expect.

Tasmania nurse bashings 'completely unacceptable' - Adelaide Now

THE nurses union has labelled "completely unacceptable" the nearly 80 attacks on staff and patients inside Tasmania's only secure psychiatric facility.

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.

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. - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2015/10/18/nurse-union--spotted-djerriwarrh-baby-risk-.html#sthash.PsPMMxNg.dpuf

Tunstall releases tracking app for mobile nurse safety - PulseIT

Tunstall Healthcare has developed a new smartphone app linked to a 24-hour monitoring system that is designed to provide security to lone workers such as community nurses.