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HWA confirms graduate unemployment register

Plans are well advanced to deliver a national approach to graduate recruitment. Graduate nurses unable to find work will be able to register their name on a website currently being developed by Health Workforce Australia. CEO, Mark Cormack confirmed to ...

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VIC nurses start a hardship fund

The Victorian nurses' union has started up a hardship fund and is asking the public to donate to it because they believe their pay will be docked as they continue to defy orders to lift work bans. At a mass ...

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VIC nurses front industrial tribunal

The ANF denies its industrial action has put patient safety at risk at today’s Fair Work hearing. The Victorian government will ask Fair Work Australia today to terminate industrial action being taken by nurses, following the cancellation of 150 operations ...

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Riding out graduate supply

Significant underemployment of graduates is predicted for 2012. Linda Belardi reports on how government policymakers are managing this workforce challenge. Australia is currently experiencing a boom in tertiary nursing enrolments. Federal government figures released in September show new commencements in ...

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Unions to probe global migration

Mapping research launched to monitor the impact of moving health workforce. The NSW Nurses' Association in collaboration with Public Sector International (PSI) will undertake a joint research project to map the migration of health and social care workers into Australia. ...

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Fiji signs up to national registration

A NSW symposium canvassed the latest trends in nurse migration, reports Linda Belardi. In the past decade, Fiji has lost 57 per cent of its graduating nurses to external migration, the head of the Fiji Nurses' Association has told a ...

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Reforming the rural workforce

Kate Leaver reports on the latest developments in Health Workforce Australia's (HWA) reform agenda. It's more than three decades since a group of 130 remote area nurses congregated in Alice Springs with a collective goal in mind; getting the government ...

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‘Geriatric flying squad’ takes flight

A multidisciplinary mobile team is improving the quality of life for older people living in the community, reports Darragh O Keeffe. It may be just 16 months in operation but a multidisciplinary 'geriatric flying squad' has already made a world ...

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Nurses to contribute to health policy

Nursing dean calls on the profession to break its policy silence, writes Linda Belardi. A ''virtual policy'' school to encourage the active involvement of nurses in public policy is to be established. The school will be an international collaboration between ...

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