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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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Epping mental health workers join fight for more pay - Northern Weekly

MELBOURNE Health workers based in Epping will join Victorian mental health professionals in a series of rolling strikes in a bid to resolve an industrial dispute with the state government.

The connective tissue of modern health - Financial Review

As patients enter Melbourne’s Western Hospital, it’s probably impossible for them to spot the electronic heart that helps them be treated.

Miss Camden Hospital 68: They were some of best years for Beverley Littlefair - Macarthur Chronicle

IT WASN’T quite a Miss Universe sash but for dedicated nurse Beverley Littlefair, the Miss Hospital title was even better.

Nurse union demands more midwives - Newcastle Herald

THE NSW Nurses Association has delivered an ultimatum to Hunter New England Health, who they say has failed to provide extra midwives for John Hunter and Maitland maternity services.

Looking overseas to fill the gaps

The aged care industry is benefiting from foreign nurses able to work in Australia on long stay visas but retention can be an issue.

Emma keen to follow family's path - The Queensland Times

THE Bremer Institute of TAFE student Emma Trigg is following in her parents' footsteps by studying nursing.

Call for more ageing study in uni courses - Aged Care INsite

From dementia to palliative care, the ageing population will present myriad issues for the health system. Darragh O Keeffe asks nurse educators how they are preparing the future workforce to meet the challenge.

Aged care offers training answers - Aged Care INsite

Providing clinical placements for student nurses is essential and there is a shortage of places across Australia. Aged care is underused in this area and wants to help.

Tripping over family purse strings - Aged Care UIinsite

Hospital blamed for patient's shower burns death - ABC Newcastle

A coroner says hospital staff could have prevented a patient's death from severe burns.