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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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Nurses urge political action on violence in hospitals - The Age

Nurses have called for major parties to sign up to a plan to address violence in Victorian hospitals, with minimum security standards and flagging of problem patients among top priorities. [+audio]

Stabbed surgeon in hospital safety push - Monash Weekly

The neurosurgeon who narrowly survived a stabbing attack in the foyer of Western Hospital has warned that further attacks will occur unless new measures to protect staff and patients are introduced.

Hospitals should not be the violence front line - The Age

Before the 2010 election, the Coalition outlined a plan to spend $21 million putting 120 armed protective services officers into hospital emergency departments.

Northern Hospital patients left untreated, leaked email reveals - Northern Weekly

More than 100 people left Northern Hospital’s emergency department last week before being seen by medical staff, according to a leaked internal email.

Through These Lines

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THROUGH THESE LINES is an original play by Sydney actor/writer Cheryl Ward, informed by the letters and diaries of Australian army women in WWI.

The production comes to Sydney after a seven-week tour of regional NSW that was enthusiastically received by audiences:

Nurses plan industrial action - Examiner

NURSES across the state have unanimously endorsed industrial action against a state government wage freeze.

Aged care nurses can drive e-health - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care’s first certified e-health nurse in Australia is calling on her counterparts to get the skills they need to provide care in the digital age.

New job cuts shock nurses - Western Advocate

THE Western NSW Local Health District (WLHD) cut 57 nursing and midwifery positions in the last financial year, the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has claimed.

War nurse a trooper - Bay Post

“She said to me, ‘I must tell you, you are wearing your medals on the wrong side’,” Mrs Bryce, of Batehaven, recalled. “Oh, no, I said. I have earned these.”

Anzac nurses honoured in new show - SMH

Anzac nurse Olive Haynes’ diary has a delicately simple title:We Are Here Too. “It’s taken directly from a letter Olive wrote home,” actress Anna McGahan elaborates. “She was sent an Australian news article which detailed how the men arrived, and the horses arrived, with no mention of the nurses whatsoever, so she wrote back, ‘Well, you might like to mention that we are here too’.”