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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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Cases against two men spark euthanasia debate in New Zealand - Herald Sun

The cases of two men charged with helping terminally ill relatives to end their lives have sparked a fresh debate about voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand.

After two years, parents of Andrew Allan to face nurse - Perth Now

ANDREW Allan's grief-stricken parents will come face-to-face with the male nurse at the centre of the schoolboy's death when he gives evidence at an inquest in 10 days.

Doctors versus chemists in war over flu shot - The Telegraph

A NATIONAL pharmacy chain offering discount flu jabs has been slammed by The Australian Medical Association for putting people at risk.

Nurse shortfall to hit 100,000 - The Australian

AUSTRALIA faces a shortage of 109,000 nurses -- 27 per cent of the total nursing workforce -- and of 2700 doctors by 2025 unless co-ordinated national action is taken by federal, state and territory governments, health ministers have been warned.

Can technology help overcome Australia's healthcare challenges? - ABC Technology

Australia, similar to other more mature markets in the Asia Pacific, is increasingly facing a number of healthcare challenges. Continued population growth, demands for increased access to high-quality healthcare, an aging population, shortage of clinicians, and increasing budgetary pressures in healthcare institutions are just some of the issues faced by an already budget-constrained system.

Qld whistleblower calls for support - 9 News

A former medical board investigator with claims of shocking malpractice in Queensland Health wants other insiders to blow the whistle.

Nurse David Copley hailed for butting in to stop smoking - Adelaide Now

CANCER survivor and Aboriginal elder David Copley has helped double the number of indigenous clients calling the Quitline.

Hospital ordered to re-hire bat rescuer nurse - ABC News

A New South Wales nurse sacked for bringing bats to work has won her job back.

Stoic nurses stared down an atrocious death - Sydney Morning Herald

The courage of marooned World War II nurses in the face of slaughter still resonates, writes Steve Meacham.

Concern and care - Yass Tribune

Nursing came naturally to Barbara McKeown AM, whose compassion and generosity lent itself to the profession.