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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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Nursing home rebuilding as murder accused appears in court - Sydney Morning Herald

A nursing home devastated by fire and the deaths of at least 11 elderly residents is being rebuilt, with plans to have 128 beds by the end of next year.

Nursing can suit diverse skill sets - Macarthur Chronicle Camden

ONE patient Lyne Dine can’t forget is a boy who was brought from overseas to a southwest Sydney hospital for treatment to his badly deformed legs.

Breast care nurse gets more involved - Northern District Times

AFTER seven years of helping patients through their chemotherapy treatment and never knowing the outcome, Catriona Ross decided she wanted to become more involved with the whole journey.

Midwives still await PBS script training - The Australian

MIDWIVES have not written a single prescription under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, nearly 18 months after they were supposed to begin, because no training courses exist to teach them safe prescribing.

Many positives in nursing career - Hornsby Advocate

AFTER growing up on a farm and helping sick birds and rabbits back to good health, Peg Hibbert decided she wanted to pursue a career in nursing.

Plenty of comfort and care required as a nurse - Penrith Press

KERRY Rodgers has been present at many surgeries that have helped to welcome new lives or make someone better.

http://penrith-press.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/plenty-of-comfort-and-care-required-as-a-nurse/

Patient care is healthy for soul as a nurse - Inner West Courier

O’BRAY Smith has assisted with the delivery and care of hundreds of babies.  Ms Smith, 31, of Dulwich Hill, has worked as a registered nurse for the past 10 years at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

Hospital staff blamed for baby's death - Central Advocate

STATE Coroner Alastair Hope has found that a newborn Aboriginal baby died at Northam Hospital on March 20, 2008, from “misadventure”.

Nurse a saviour for injured soldiers - Sydney Morning Herald

Ditta McCarthy, an army nurse in the Korean War in 1953, might well have been likened to Florence Nightingale, especially when, with no electricity, she and her colleagues went round the wards at night with lamps and candles.

WWII Nurse recognised - Ballina Advocate

IAN Kirkland met Jessie Eaton-Lee in 1994.  The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society member was a teacher at Alstonville Public School, and Jessie spoke to the students at the Anzac Day service.