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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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Vulnerable pay the price for a budget surplus - ABC News

"I want to make it clear that mental health will be a second-term priority for the Government... A first-class health system means dignity and it means peace of mind.  Mental illness is a place where quality services can make a real difference to people's lives, indeed it can save lives.''

Scholarship offer to boost nurse education at Neringah - Hornsby Advocate

NURSES at Neringah Hospital can now apply for a scholarship to further their education. The new Sheila Mason Nursing Education Scholarship was launched last Wednesday during a special event to mark Palliative Care Week.

Budget to boost doctors, cut wait times - ABC News

Health will be a big winner in Tuesday's ACT budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent on medical services and capital works.

Take action for wards - Northern Star

ABOUT 100 people worried about the future of local hospitals at Bonalbo, Coraki and Mullumbimby gathered beneath their placards and grey skies for a protest outside Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday morning.

My pride, my angel - The Mercury

SPECIALIST Royal Hobart Hospital nurse Helen Starosta is a shining light for young Tasmanians with cancer.

Night-shift nurse wins $20,700 payout after tribunal finds Queensland Health discriminated against her - Courier Mail

THE State Government has been ordered to pay $20,700 to a nurse for requiring her to work night shifts.

Nurse numbers plummet - ABC News

The number of nurses working in Tasmania's public health system has fallen dramatically over the past year.

Solutions to nursing crisis a secret - Adelaide Now

THOUSANDS of SA nurses are set to retire over the next 10 years, but SA Health has refused to release a report addressing the shortage, the nursing union says.

Nurse Naughton’s font found in Canberra alley - Goulburn Post

A MYSTERIOUS discovery in a quiet Canberra alleyway this week led police on an investigation through the region’s dark past, unravelling a tragic story of war, insane asylums, a haunted orphanage, innocence and, ultimately, murder.

When doctors become addicts - The Age

It was a ruse that had been used by anaesthetists before him to get their hands on restricted drugs. Nurses at the Croydon abortion clinic at which James Latham Peters allegedly infected 56 women with hepatitis C between 2008 and 2009 suspected he was drawing up saline into syringes.