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Merger gives colleges stronger voice

Next year's unification of RCNA and the College of Nursing has been warmly received as a timely development for the profession. By Linda Belardi The profession has welcomed the merger of Australia’s two national peak professional bodies as a chance to ...

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Strength in a united profession

National registration and accreditation for nurses has been one the big changes over the past 15 years. By Rosemary Bryant. As an avid reader of Nursing Review, I would like to acknowledge this 15th anniversary edition and recognise the work ...

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Nursing agendas and future directions in 2012

After more than a decade of change, Linda Belardi asks Australia’s nursing leaders to reflect on the shape of the profession and to lay out their policy priorities for the year ahead. The key players: Adjunct Associate Professor Fiona Stoker, ...

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Health professionals welcome new minister

Tanya Plibersek will be sworn in as federal minister for health in Sydney tomorrow. Nurses and doctors have welcomed incoming health minister, Tanya Plibersek, who was elevated to cabinet in yesterday’s ministerial reshuffle. Nicola Roxon, who leaves the health portfolio ...

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Doctors slam WA plan to lift smoking bans

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has voiced its opposition to a parliamentary push to review smoking laws in mental health facilities. Doctors are urging the West Australian government to dump a proposal to reverse smoking bans ...

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Queensland Health to be dismantled

QLD’s largest government department to be split into two in wake of fraud scandal. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced she will dismantle Queensland Health and set up two new agencies in its place. Bligh said one entity will focus ...

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ACT and NSW sign regional health agreement

ACT Chief Minister says 25 per cent of activity in ACT hospitals now comes from South-East NSW. Any border disputes between NSW and ACT government services are set to ease through new regional collaboration, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said. O'Farrell ...

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Labor condemns WA hospitals plan

Delegates at the ALP national conference have rejected WA plans to privatise elements of the public hospital system. Federal Labor has declared war on the WA Liberal government's privatisation of public hospitals. At the ALP national conference in Sydney on ...

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