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NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

‘White privilege’ storm over nursing code 01-02-2018

Health authorities have been criticised for seemingly encouraging nurses and midwives to acknowledge “white privilege” when treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander patients.

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.

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Labor promises $40 million to add 68 nurses and mobile dental centres - Canberra Times

The Barr government has promised to spend $36 million across four years to employ another 68 nurses if re-elected. Oral health would also get a boost, with Labor promising to spend nearly $4 million to buy two more mobile dental centres.

ACT Labor commits $36 million to boost nursing numbers, training if re-elected

ACT Labor has pledged to boost and support the nursing workforce in Canberra to the tune of $36.34 million if it wins government again in October.

Labor unveils nurse training package as campaign arm-wrestle on health continues - Canberra Times

Labor has pledged to help establish an advanced nursing masters course, use it to train 10 public health nurses a year, and offer post-graduate scholarships to 39 others.

Nurses experiencing violence in the workplace - 612 ABC Brisbane

To be an emergency nurse there are certain skills you need. Critical thinking, Patience, communication skills and compassion just to name a few. And according to new research, tolerance for violent patients. [audio]

Royal Adelaide Hospital bed closures suspended, Nursing Federation says after talks - ABC News

A plan to close 39 beds at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has been temporarily suspended by SA Health after talks with the nursing union. Health authorities earlier said a private aged care provider had agreed to take in the elderly patients who had been occupying the beds.

More cuts as South Australian nurses face first-ever redundancies - Adelaide Now

VOLUNTARY redundancies will be offered to nurses for the first time in South Australia as part of changes planned for hospitals in Adelaide’s south.

Burnt-out and overworked, Australia’s nurses and midwives consider leaving profession - The Conversation

Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout. Nurses say their concerns are being ignored by management, amid fear of retribution for speaking out.

Specialist dementia nurses service launched in SA - Aged Care Guide

South Australians living with dementia are set to benefit from the unique Nightingale Nurses service recently launched by Alzheimer's Australia SA. Consisting of specialist nurses the new service is available to anyone living with dementia, their families and carers.

A third of Australia's nurses are thinking of leaving the profession - SMH

Nursing had become "too dangerous" for Catherine Taylor before she left the profession.  Ms Taylor resigned in April from her job as a nurse in an acute mental health care unit in south-west Sydney.

Poor comms cause Brisbane hospital death - 9 news

A father of three who was given too much morphine in a Brisbane hospital died after staff missed opportunities to diagnose his deteriorating condition, a coroner has found.