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Call for federal rescue of Tas health

Hospital staff protest at cuts to elective surgery and closure of beds. By Flynn Murphy A Tasmanian government bid to slash $100 million from the state's health budget has renewed calls for a federal takeover of the system. Nurses around ...

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Reforming Australia’s tax system

Paul Osborne reports on the highlights from last month's tax forum in Canberra. The federal government will set up a business tax review, increase the personal tax-free threshold and work with the states to make their revenue raising systems more ...

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Leaked cabinet papers escalate wages dispute

Secret documents reveal a proposal by Ballieu government to cut $100 million from nursing budget. The Victorian Government has considered a plan to cut the Victorian nursing budget by more than $100 million and replace highly qualified nurses with less ...

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World-first guide to tackle osteoporosis

New prevention guidelines launched in Sydney to target children. Encouraging children to exercise and eat enough calcium will be at the heart of new guidelines designed to curb Australia's growing osteoporosis problem. Health experts met in Sydney last week to ...

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Pay deal long way off: Vic nurses

Victorian ANF says it’s concerned by government proposals to abolish nurse patient ratios. Victoria's nurses say they are still a long way from reaching a pay deal with the state government. Victoria's police officers are in line for a pay ...

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Govt announces $670 million for health grants

The commitment represents the largest investment in health and medical research grants. The federal government has announced grants of more than $670 million for health and medical research. The more than 1000 grants will support researchers and research institutions through ...

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New guidelines for co-sleeping with newborns

SA has implemented recommendations of the state coroner to encourage babies to sleep in their own beds. Parents will be discouraged from taking babies into their own beds under new safe sleeping guidelines released by the South Australian Government. The ...

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No confidence in TAS govt over health budget cuts

Criticism mounts over the Tasmanian government’s slashing of $60 million for elective surgery. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has slammed the Tasmanian government for its decision to slash its elective surgery budget. The Tasmanian government will pull more than $60 million ...

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