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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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Nursing director says dying at home should be more viable for people in rural areas - ABC Rural

A nursing director says dying at home should be a more viable option for Australians living in rural areas.

Liverpool Hospital nurse is longest serving, chalking up 44 years - Daily Telegraph

IF Evelyn Navarro had stayed in the Philippines, she would have been an architect. As fate or a gentle nudge from her family saw it, she wound up as a student nurse at Liverpool Hospital in Australia.

Plan to remove nurses from nursing homes - SMH

NSW nursing homes could soon be able to operate without registered nurses on site because of changes to the federal funding system for aged care. She says if this move goes ahead, it could leave elderly people without the medical care needed to keep them alive and prevent unnecessary suffering.

Business as usual - RDNS - Bayside News

CLIENT services formally provided by nurses at the former Royal District Nursing Service offices at Rosebud and Frankston are now being handled from Moorabbin.

Sandra Gilbert wins SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award - Victor Harbor Times

Nurse and midwife, Sandra Gilbert from Myponga, has been honored with an SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award.

Health service pays homage to nurses - Moyne Gazette

THE world celebrated one of the most respected professions this week and Port Fairy joined in.

Casey Hospital emergency department evacuated because of violent patient - The Age

Terrified patients and staff had to be evacuated from the emergency department of one of Melbourne's busiest hospitals on Wednesday night because of a violent patient.

Nurses return to special school taking pressure off teachers - ACT News

Two full-time nurses will be reinstated in a Canberra special school after a trial of a nursing telephone hotline left teachers in charge of complex medical procedures including peg feeding, insulin injections and seizure management.