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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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New Northern Beaches Hospital will need 1300 doctors, nurses and staff - Daily Telegraph

More than 1000 jobs are up for grabs at the new Northern Beaches Hospital. In total there are 1300 positions for doctors, nurses and other staff at the Frenchs Forest-based site which is due to open late 2018.

Victim of Careers Australia collapse just days away from graduation - SMH

About 500 words stood between Gail Winters and a diploma that would lead to a new career as a nurse. Shortly before midnight on Thursday a text message sank those dreams.

Tasmanian Health Minister denies his office blocking attempts by Royal Hobart Hospital staff to escalate issues - ABC News

The Tasmanian Health Minister's office is being accused of concealing from the public the true extent of the crisis in Royal Hobart Hospital's (RHH) emergency department.

Hospital breach prompts new laws - Daily Telegraph

AN INCIDENT at Norwest Private Hospital in which a nurse took intimate pictures of an unconscious woman on an operating table has contributed to new privacy laws in NSW.

Australian Red Cross nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal - SBS

A record five Australian Red Cross aid workers have been awarded the highest international distinction a nurse can receive - the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Mental health nurse rides with police - QT

A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-lisa-peberdy/8385978

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system - The Conversation

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds - SMH

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed - Gold Coast Bulletin

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.