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QH can’t wipe workers’ debts: Bligh

Staff to be liable for tax on overpayments if the funds are not recovered. Queensland Health can't wipe out the debts of employees it overpaid because of tax reasons, Premier Anna Bligh says. The government needs to recoup $62 million ...

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Tasmania jobs on the line

One hundred staff faces the sack at RHH: Wilkie Up to 100 doctors and nurses at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) face the sack because of Tasmanian government budget cuts, federal independent MP Andrew Wilkie says. In the state budget ...

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Nurses band together for security

The two nurses who were violently attacked at a western Sydney hospital say they feel "let down", after repeated calls for increased security were ignored. Up to 50 nurses, doctors and security guards stopped work at Blacktown Hospital on Friday ...

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GPs asked to co-ordinate Medicare Locals

The nation's general practitioners will be asked to co-ordinate a network of so-called Medicare Locals services. Medicare Locals will work with GPs, nurses, allied health professionals, indigenous health organisations and local hospital networks to identify and respond to gaps in ...

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Qld nurses still seeking payroll answers

QLD Health still unsure of how many staff were being overpaid or underpaid, admits health minister. Queensland Health must regain the trust of its nurses as the bungled payroll saga continues, the nurses union says. Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) secretary ...

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Report a first step to reform of aged care

The final Caring for Older Australians report has been handed to the government. The completion of the Productivity Commission's final report into aged care should be the first step toward urgent reform of Australia's under-resourced aged care sector, says the ...

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Aged care ‘weighed down’ in red tape

Parliament told that aged care nurses spend 35 per cent of their time filling in paperwork. Red tape is weighing down the aged care sector from improving their services, much to the detriment of older Australians, parliament has been told. ...

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