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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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$1bn boost for hospital upgrades and redevelopments, 500 new nurses - The Australian

HOSPITALS in NSW will receive more than $1 billion for redevelopments and upgrades, while the state will hire 500 new nurses.

Paramedics want detail on nursing plan for EDs - NCAH

Western Australian paramedics are calling for more detail on the State Government’s plan to inject more nurses and nurse practitioners into caring for patients waiting for emergency department beds.

Shortfall shifts focus to keeping nurses in workforce - Sydney Morning Herald

KEEPING nurses in the workforce is as critical as training new recruits as the health industry faces an acute staff shortage, experts say.

New Health manager appointed - Parkes Champion Post

Liz Mitchell is looking forward to settling into her new role as Lachlan Health Service Manager.

Meet a champion living treasure - Hills News

"A CHAMPION of nurses' rights", "mentor", "role model" and "visionary".

Midwife Cath develops apps for new parents - NCAH

An innovative Melbourne midwife has developed three iPhone applications for new parents.

Pay dispute ends for Oceania nurses - NCAH

Around 1500 nurses and staff at New Zealand’s largest aged care provider have secured a 3.22 per cent pay rise, putting an end to their long-running pay dispute.

The billion dollar bungle - 612 ABC

The Queensland Health payroll debacle could now end up costing tax payers $1.25billion.  Steve Austin spoke to the Secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, Beth Mohle and Julie Bignall, the Assistant Secretary of the Together Union. [audio]

10,000 NSW public servants face axe: reports - ABC News

New South Wales Treasurer Mike Baird is refusing to confirm reports that he will cut 10,000 public service jobs and increase speeding fines in Tuesday's budget.

Nepean Hospital nurses strike next week - Penrith Star

NEPEAN HOSPITAL nurses will stop work over proposed changes to workers compensation next Wednesday.