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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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Dying wish: the gift of being able to die at home - The Australian

It begins with the lighting of a candle, the bright tone of a ­ringing bell, and a card plucked from a deck of Buddhist prayer cards then read aloud: "Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, ­living near or far, known or unknown, living or departed, or yet unborn – may every living thing be full of bliss."

Keeping hope afloat: Canberra nurse volunteers on a surgery ship - SMH

Canberra Hospital intensive care nurse Therese Knight has just returned home to Kaleen after her second trip to Africa serving on board the world's largest independent hospital ship - the Africa Mercy.

The Nursing Home That's Also a Dorm - http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/10/the-nursing-home-thats-also-a-dorm/408424/

More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone.

Nursing 457s on the decline as health sector chases workforce renewal - SBS

The number of nurses in Australia on 457 visas has dropped dramatically in recent years, but ongoing staffing challenges mean foreign workers will continue to be an essential part of the Australian health system.

Five things nurses are really good at - and sometimes better than doctors - The Conversation

Nurses do many things that only doctors used to do. And they do them very well. You may be worried if you meet a nurse when you expect to see a doctor. But you shouldn't be.

Regional nurses boost desperately needed across Mid West, WA councils say - ABC News

Rural communities are being left without access to medical treatment for weeks at a time as Western Australia's Mid West region grapples with a nurse shortage, local councils say.

Healthcare agency seeks New Zealand nurses to meet shortfall - Herald Sun

NURSES from New Zealand are being targeted by a Hobart-based healthcare agency in a new recruitment push to meet the shortage of nurses in Tasmania.

Male nurses want "male" removed from their job title in a bid to end stereotyping - Daily Telegraph

MEN want the "male" taken out of "male nurse" to end the gender stereotyping of the profession, and don't even think about calling them "sister".

All trained up with nowhere to go: WAs hundreds of unemployed graduate nurses - The Age

Angry nursing graduates have blamed the government and university system for leaving hundreds of them without jobs to go to - this year more than ever.

Jeremy Hunt’s apprentice-style training for nurses is a bad idea - The Conversation

Healthcare workers who want to become nurses but who lacked the qualifications to go to university will be able to train as nursing apprentices, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt. This is bad for nursing and bad for patients.