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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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Cold cuts off Royal Perth Hospital menu - Perth Now

HEALTH Minister Kim Hames has forbidden hospitals from scrapping hot lunches for patients, despite the plan being considered as part of healthcare cost cutting.

AMA rejects low-pay claim by clinic nurses - The Australian

THE Australian Medical Association is seeking to strike out a union bid to use the low-paid provisions of the Fair Work Act to increase the wages of more than 1000 nurses in medical centres and clinics.

Nurses take action in pay dispute - ABC News

Victoria's Royal District Nurses are introducing work bans today as part of a protracted industrial dispute with their employer.

Heroic pilot Andrew Wilson saved hundreds of lives - Daily Telegraph

IT'S a day Nhan Tran and his schoolmates will never forget. The 11-year-old was walking to Canley Vale Public School when he saw a light plane come in low and miss the school by metres before exploding in flames at the entrance of the driveway.

Box of tricks gives comfort to sick kids - ABC Wide Bay

For a child who is admitted to hospital, the prospect can be terrifying. One organisation is trying to draw some attention away from surgical procedures with a box full of distractions.

Hundreds dying in hospitals from hunger and thirst - Herald Sun

HUNGER and thirst have been wholly or partly to blame for more than three deaths a week in Victorian hospitals.

Thousands rally over NSW WorkCover shake-up - ABC News

About 5,000 New South Wales public sector workers have defied pouring rain to hold a fiery rally in Sydney against proposed changes to the state's workers compensation system.

Nurses protest cut to compensation - Gold Coast

MEDICAL staff rallied outside the Tweed Hospital in Tweed Heads yesterday as part of a statewide protest against the O'Farrell Government's plan to reduce workers compensation.

Special moments for flight nurse - The West

The interest in nursing came along at a time in my life when I was looking for something more than the Monday-to-Friday routine of life. It was an opportunity that presented itself and I'm always one for taking opportunities as they appear.

Compo change angers nurses - Northern Star

KYOGLE nurses joined colleagues across the state yesterday to protest State Government plans to overhaul the public service workers compensation scheme.