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Suspended doctor’s bizarre act

A Melbourne doctor who continued to practise after being suspended and then hid from authorities by locking himself in a bathroom, has been convicted and ordered to do 300 hours of community work. Nicholas Sevdalis was handed a two-year community ...

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Disputes rage on after NSW nurses’ strike

Nurses and public health officials have been locked in a "state of non-negotiations" following last week's historic industrial action, according to the peak nursing union. Nearly ten thousand nurses and midwives took to the streets in NSW last Tuesday to ...

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Flight attendant swaps blue skies for scrubs

While standing on a church roof with a group of schoolchildren in Papua New Guinea, Louise Dingle, a former flight attendant and trained psychotherapist, had an epiphany.  The 59-year-old had spent decades exploring the world, seeing first-hand the impacts of the ...

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‘Crisis’: Nurses strike to hit hospitals

Nurses across NSW are preparing to walk off the job for the first time in almost a decade after two years of sacrifices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals voted in favour of a ...

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NSW inquiry hears nurses under extreme pressure

Some NSW nurses on the coronavirus frontline are forced to wear incontinence underwear at work because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom, an inquiry has been told. NSW politicians probing the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been ...

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‘Crisis’: ScoMo sends in the troops

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deploy members of the Australian Defence Force to help assist nursing homes with staff shortages caused by surging Omicron cases. Mr Morrison said up to 10 teams of ADF personnel would give “targeted support” in ...

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