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SA nurses welcome review on mental health beds

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA branch) has welcomed the Health Ministry’s announcement of looking into mental health bed capacity and demand. Heath Minister Jack Snelling called for the review following reports of nurses opposing the closure of mental ...

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ANF embraces Gillard’s penalty pay initiative

Federal Labor wants to formalise penalty rates, overtime, shift loading and public holiday pay when the Fair Work Commission sets award rates and conditions. Prime minister Julia Gillard announced the new policy at an ACTU community summit in Canberra. Australian ...

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Sleeping giant awakes

Over the past three decades, nurses across the globe have engaged in highly politicised action to protect patient safety and the future of the profession, writes Linda Briskin. Thousands of Victorian nurses are ramping up industrial action with the threat ...

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Research cuts anger senior staff

The closure of a child health research unit is the last straw, says a large group of leading health professionals in Queensland. By Aileen Macalintal An open letter to the Queensland Premier from 39 professors, doctors and other health professionals ...

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Pay deal halts WA dispute

Nurses in Western Australia have voted to accept a 14 per cent pay offer over three years, bringing to a halt a month-long campaign over pay and conditions. The offer from the Coalition government is conditional on them winning the ...

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Victory for Victorian health

“A victory for commonsense” is how the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) described the federal government’s decision to restore more than $100 million taken out of the Victorian public hospitals budget. “We acknowledge the redirection of funding for Victoria as a ...

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SA $14m cut ‘short-sighted’

Taking money out of primary and preventative care will cost more in the long term, say nurses and health advocates. Leading South Australian health groups have joined forces to launch a petition against recommendations for cuts made in the McCann ...

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Grads flock to Gold Coast

Planning and forecasting for the future workforce should be a nationwide focus to protect the needs of our graduate nurses, says Professor Ged Williams, executive director of nursing and midwifery at Gold Coast Hospitals and Health Service. By Amie Larter As ...

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Educators defend specialisation

Letting too many nurses concentrate on narrow areas of practice depletes the number of general duties staff, say critics. But educators argue that medical advances make it necessary. Louis White reports. As a patient, we are both relieved and fraught ...

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