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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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Audrey McGregor inquest: 'Substantial overdose' given by confused nurses, coroner says - ABC News

A "substantial overdose" of medication by staff contributed to the death of an 88-year-old patient at North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney, an inquest has found.

Sydney Nurse Burns Old Woman in Bleach Bath, Gets Reprimanded - Aussie Network News

The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee has upheld the decision by the Health Care Complaints Commission to discipline a head nurse at Castellorizian Aged Care Services. The nurse, Helena Bennett, was not revoked of her license but she has to undertake an Australian College of Nursing course Team Dynamics and Clinical Leadership, among other restrictions.

Nurses, midwives warned there will be consequences if they preach or share anti-vaccination messages - Daily Telegraph

NURSES and midwives have been warned they will be investigated and punished if they preach or share “false or misleading” anti-vaccination messages, including via social media.

Call to strengthen nurse leader input on reforms - Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian governments must strengthen the currently under-utilised voice of nurse leaders in health and aged care reform and ensure their representation at all levels and stages of the process, the Australian College of Nursing says.

Student nurse tells of "soul destroying" career - Daily Mercury

A STUDENT nurse's post exposing the brutal realities of the nursing profession has gone viral, after they described being "soul destroyed" by exhausting work on low pay.

ACT nurses, midwives call for mandatory 'safe staffing' ratios - Canberra Times

The ACT's nursing and midwifery union has called on all political parties contesting the election to guarantee staff-to-patient ratios, after no party has met the union's demands.

SA Nurses threaten to halt Transforming Health - In Daily

Nurses in every major public hospital across South Australia will take industrial action later this month, threatening to stop the progress of the Government's Transforming Health hospital reforms if their demands are not met.

Here’s why we need nurse-resident ratios in aged care homes - The Conversation

More than 170,000 older Australians live in aged care homes. Of those, 83% are classified as requiring high care. An estimated 60% of “high care” residents have dementia, 40–80% have chronic pain, 50% have urinary incontinence, 45% have a sleep disorder and 30–40% have depression.

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.