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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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Perth mental health nurse banned after fight with patient - ABC News

A registered nurse has been reprimanded and banned for 12 months over a violent altercation with a psychiatric patient at Joondalup Health Campus in northern Perth.

Mental health nurses: take a walk in their shoes - ABC

Despite the best efforts of educators, mental health is still surrounded by stigma, prejudice and judgement within the community.

Candidate’s nurse title trouble - Herald Sun

A TASMANIAN Liberal election candidate could be in hot water after promoting herself as a nurse when her registration had lapsed.

Nurse's union demands urgent intervention over Launceston General Hospital safety concerns - ABC News

Fears for nurse safety and their professional well-being at Launceston General Hospital have prompted the union to demand an urgent intervention by Health Minister Michael Ferguson.

Nurses and security guard injured in brawl at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - ABC News

At least four nurses and one security guard have been allegedly assaulted by a patient and his family members during a brawl at Queensland's largest public hospital.

Thank you to unsung heroes - QT

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day provides a rare opportunity to thank those who tirelessly serve us when we are at our weakest.

LETTER: Govt does well to care for nurses - QT

THE Queensland Government should be congratulated for addressing the workload of nurses and midwives in public health facilities. For the first time, Queensland will have mandated nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios.

Vic nurses finally get pay rise to level NSW counterparts - Ten News

It’s been a historic 24-hours for Victorian nurses who were finally awarded a pay rise of up to 20 percent under an unprecedented eight-year deal.

Celebrating nurses, the 'heartbeat' of aged care - DPS News

Today is a great opportunity for us all to reflect on the amazing work nurses do each and every day and to congratulate them on the care they provide people right across the community, from early childhood, to the elderly and vulnerable living in nursing homes.

On International Nurses Day an Australian nurse writes about the weirdest parts of her job - news.com.au

NURSING as a profession can be funny, amazing, awe inspiring and rewarding, but it can also be dirty, tragic and exhausting.