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Nurses, midwives say TPP will weaken health systems

Nurses have penned an open letter to trade ministers and government leaders warning about a range of detrimental effects on Australia’s and other nations’ health systems from a key international trade agreement. The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been spruiked by the Australian ...

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China trade deal’s impact

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by the minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb, and the Chinese commerce minister, Gao Hucheng, last week. The signing has been welcomed by Australian aged-care providers with a presence in China. ...

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Hubbub over WHO hub: UTS centre showcased

An Australian World Health Organisation collaborating centre put on an exhibition of its work in the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate the launch of the centre as secretariat of WHO's worldwide network. The University of Technology, Sydney-based WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO ...

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Cost & effect

Australia lacks informed, consistent processes for policymakers allocating public funds to health services. By Elizabeth Martin Rationing in the healthcare system is done all the time by state, territory and federal governments, but it’s not done well. It’s the process ...

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International Nurses Day a healthy reminder

The tireless hard work and contributions of nurses to health systems and communities across the globe are being highlighted today as the world observes International Nurses Day. The annual event takes place on the birthday anniversary of pioneering nurse Florence ...

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Nurses seeking post-election clarity from Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association has called on the newly re-elected Baird Government to quarantine the state’s health system from what it described as a “pattern of privatisation” emerging within the sector. In a statement issued on Monday, NSWNMA ...

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