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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 fatigued as Cairns Hospital reaches 'code black' - NCAH

Nurses are working ongoing double shifts to cope with increased demand and nursing shortages at Cairns Hospital, according to the Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU).

Fears for patient safety over nursing controversy - The Age

Anaesthetists and trainee registrars at Canberra Hospital fear patient safety is being compromised because senior experienced nurses can no longer assist anaesthetists due to a change to their scope of practice.

Nurse endoscopists for Queensland - NCAH

A number of Queensland hospitals will soon be home to nurse endoscopists as part of a long-term plan to reduce public waiting lists for endoscopy services.

Providers push to review RN staffing requirement - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care providers and nursing unions in NSW are set to clash over whether to keep state legislation requiring aged care facilities to employ registered nurses at all times to oversee high care residents.

Former nurse fights to decriminalise medical cannabis - NCAH

Throughout her 20-plus year nursing career, Lucy Haslam was familiar with issues around pain management and cancer treatment.

Quarter of nurses take home $100,000 after pay increases - Mysunshinecoast

More than a quarter of all Queensland Health nurses now take home a pay-packet of more than $100,000 a year and “they’re worth every last penny of it”, Health minister Lawrence Springborg says.

Overtime taking toll on Tasmania's nurses and midwives - NCAH

Tasmania’s public sector nurses and midwives are increasingly working overtime and double shifts to fill roster shortages.

Canberra Close Up: Veronica (Ronnie) Croome, ACT Chief Nurse - 666 ABC

Hail to the chief: ACT's top nurse, Veronica Croome, shared her story with Alex Sloan on 666 Afternoons Canberra Close Up. [+audio]

Accolade for nursing researcher - NCAH

A Queensland nursing researcher focused on improving patient safety has been recognised with an award for her work.

Conference inspires primary health care nurses - NCAH

More than 400 primary health care nurses have gathered to network, learn, discuss and be inspired as part of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) sixth national conference in Sydney.