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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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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.

Proposed State laws may affect registered nurses in aged care - ABC News

The role of registered nurses in aged care in New South Wales is being investigated through a new inquiry.

Primary health care nursing gets $6.4M boost - Hospital & Agedcare

The federal government will give $6.4 million to a nursing in primary health care program that aims to improve access to health care for rural and remote communities, older Australians and those with chronic disease.