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Nurse practitioners move into aged care

Aged care providers hope a boost in government funding will be an opportunity for nurse practitioners to showcase their value. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Nieves Murray is pretty excited about her next staff appointment. Her organisation, IRT, was one of ...

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Greens back dental health report

Calls for a universal dental health plan gain momentum with the release of the National Dental Health Review yesterday. The Australian Greens are hopeful a new report will convince the government to commit to a universal dental health plan in ...

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LNP promises new maternal health service

More advice and support on child health and parenting has been welcomed by Queensland doctors and mums. A Liberal National Party Queensland government would spend $92 million on a new Queensland maternal and child health service. LNP leader Campbell Newman ...

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Bill to limit power of employers

The Australian Greens have introduced legislation to allow employers and employees to bargain on job security and workloads. Greens workplace relations spokesman Adam Bandt has introduced a private member's bill to parliament yesterday which he says would give Fair Work ...

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Pay rates fuel union action

Different work conditions between states is behind a push for an industry-wide agreement. Linda Belardi reports. Almost half of surveyed practice nurses say they are looking to resign in the next six months. The Australian Practice Nurse Association’s survey of ...

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Universities tighten student training hours

Nursing schools are reducing the number of clinical placement hours offered to students to manage increasing demand on practical training. By Linda Belardi. Average nursing clinical placement hours have declined over time as universities try to ease placement and resourcing ...

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