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NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

‘White privilege’ storm over nursing code 01-02-2018

Health authorities have been criticised for seemingly encouraging nurses and midwives to acknowledge “white privilege” when treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander patients.

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.

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Nurse ratios save lives - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk's commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budgets for continued roll-out of clinical systems - PulseIT

The Queensland government allocated $179 million to the continued statewide roll-out of clinical and administrative support systems in yesterday's state budget as part of the overall $14.2 billion health spend.

QNU welcomes commitment to nurse patient ratios - My Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk’s commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budget 2015: Thoughts from residents across the state - ABC News

Queensland's Labor Government handed down its first budget on Tuesday, with Treasurer Curtis Pitt's $49.9 billion budget focusing on jobs, health and education.

Historic Public Health Plan Announced for QLD - My Sunshine Coast

SICK and injured Queenslanders will be better protected under a historic nursing initiative announced today.

Qld health minister defends nursing plan - 7 News

Queensland's health minister is adamant a $212 million four-year plan to bolster the state's nursing workforce will improve patient care.

Qld budget contains $212m for more nurses - 7 News

The Queensland Labor government's first budget on Tuesday will include more than $210 million to improve the state's nursing workforce, the premier says.

One nurse to every four patients will be required during the day under new laws - couriermail.com.au

THE Palaszczuk Government, in a bid to improve patient safety, is planning new laws that will prescribe the number of nurses required in Queensland hospitals.

Devoted nurse had a writer’s eye and an admirable nose for news - SMH

Susan Hudson, who trained first as a nurse and then as a journalist, managed at times to combine both professions during a long and varied career that included writing obituaries for The Age.

NSW inquiry launched into staffing in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The adequacy of nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.