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Action needed on registration: health minsters

Ministers step in to restore professional confidence in AHPRA. Extra resources will be provided to the national health registration agency in an effort to fix its significant administrative problems. The pledge was made by state and federal health ministers at ...

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Coalition backs NSW nurses’ award

Award to be honoured regardless of the outcome of the March election. A new award the nurses union has negotiated with the NSW government has the backing of the coalition if it wins the March state election. Under the award, ...

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National health reform: will it work

While more details are needed, overall those in the health sector have welcomed the federal government’s new deal for national health reform. Julian Drape reports. Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled the latest incarnation of Labor’s plan to shake up the ...

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NSW nurses say yes to new pay deal

Ratios will be progressively implemented in NSW hospitals starting March NSW nurses have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new pay and conditions package which should ensure hundreds more nurses working in state hospitals. The package was offered by the ...

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NSW hospitals are different: Keneally

NSW needs to have its own funding system as part of national health agreement, says Premier. Gillard government faces an uphill battle to finalise its national health agreement by the middle of this year if comments by NSW Premier Kristina ...

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States embrace new hospital deal

The new funding deal will put an end to the blame game, says Prime Minister. State premiers have embraced a new hospital funding deal that the federal opposition says will do nothing to help Australia's ailing public health system. Prime ...

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Gillard back-pedalling on health reform

The GST health reform deal is now in question. Federal Labor says it is still committed to health reform but it's back-pedalling from its pledge to overhaul funding to put the nation's hospitals on a more sustainable footing. Prime Minister ...

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NSW nurses set to make deal

Negotiations on state government nurse staffing offer are drawing to an end. At least an extra 1400 full-time equivalent nurses could begin working in NSW hospitals if a state government offer to the NSW Nurses' Association (NSWNA) is accepted. The ...

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