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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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Hospitals’ ice violence sees staff having to restrain patients in emergency departments and wards - news.com.au

A GROWING number of ice-affected patients has led to episodes of uncontrollable, unpredictable and violent behaviour in the state’s hospitals.

Family place medals and flowers on grave of heroine WWI nurse Alice Cashin - SMH

A little piece of World War I history has been discovered after The Sun-Herald last week told how a highly-decorated Sydney nurse was lying in an unmarked grave.

A pioneer of personalised care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The rapid pace of reform is the current challenge for the sector, says community care pioneer Sue Mann.

Nurse writes open letter to Tony Abbott - Women's Weekly

We miss weekends with our families to take care of yours

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Maitland nurses union says budget is a mixed bag - Maitland Mercury

Maitland nurses and midwives have described the 2015-2016 NSW Budget as a mixed bag for the city’s public nursing staff.

Diary of Clementina Hays Marshall highlights crucial role of forgotten World War I nurses - ABC News

The role of Australian Army nurses has often been forgotten in the Anzac legend, but the diary of a World War I nurse has revealed a little more about their vital work.

Nurses need jobs at home - Daily Mercury

After wanting to be a nurse since high school, an internship program launched two years ago helped the mother of two make that dream a reality.

Nursing students putting patients at risk through cheating - SMH

Medical students at a leading Sydney university are selling essays to future nurses as universities become so concerned about the level of cheating that they have employed forensic investigators to crack down on the booming essays-for-sale market.

Nurse's story: the pain and challenge caring for dying teen - Northern Star

PALLIATIVE care nurse Jenny Burt can remember how difficult it was losing a 14-year-old patient in her care.