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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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Who’ll care for us in old age? It’s time to get the nursing workforce into shape - Transforming The Nation

Life expectancy in Australia is at an all-time high: pre-school-aged girls can expect to live to 84 years, around five years longer than their healthy brothers. By 2041, the 65-plus age group is expected to make up more than one fifth of the population, posing a number of inter-generational planning challenges.

Qld Health overpayment claw-back begins - $91m overpaid to 62,000 staff - Courier Mail

MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars doled out in wage overpayments by Queensland's disastrous Health payroll system may never be recovered, despite the Newman Government launching a gradual claw-back.

GWAHS under fire on staffing issues - Cobar Age

Greater Western Area Health Service (GWAHS) has refused to comment about the bungled staffing review that has cost Cobar Health Service $850,000.

Granny Luba Relic hit nurse with stick: court - Manly Daily

A WARRIEWOOD grandmother who has been in court more than 100 times has been convicted of assaulting a nurse.

Doctor under fire for using iPhone as torch in miscarriage procedure - Good Gear Guide

A hospital has launched an urgent investigation after a patent claimed that a doctor used an iPhone as a torch during a procedure.

Residents and staff voice concerns over hospital changes - ABC News

Mullumbimby residents and health professionals have attended a meeting to voice concerns over plans to replace the hospital's emergency department overnight doctor with a new video system linking doctors at Tweed Hospital.

Bashed, broken and abandoned - Queensland Times

JUST 17 months ago this woman was a vibrant, healthy nurse looking to pursue further study and be busy in her spare time with her husband planning extensive renovations to their Sunshine Coast home.

Red undies exposed in Moruya! - Batemans Bay Pos

Bright red undies combined with a slogan “it’s time for some decent exposure” can carry a lot of meanings.

Patients warned over hospitals' peak period - Canberra Times

Canberra's hospital emergency departments are battling to cope with record numbers of patients seeking treatment and the situation will probably worsen as the traditional winter peak period approaches.

Remote Qld nurses demand support - ABC News

Remote nurses have called on Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to address concerns about working on their own in isolated communities.