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ACT nurses given green light on euthanasia

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) became the latest jurisdiction to introduce voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation last Tuesday – with the proposed legislation differing from existing laws across Australia by including nurse practitioners in the process. The introduction of the bill ...

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Covid-19 inquiry should support health sector

The federal government announced its Covid-19 inquiry this month. The enquire aims to analyse Australia's response to the pandemic and make recommendations to improve readiness for possible future pandemics. The final report is due September 2024, and will include a ...

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Healthcare workforce grew the most this quarter

The labour market update for 2023's September quarter found employment grew the most in the aged and disabled carer, registered nurse and child carer workforces in the year to June 2023. The Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) report recognised these ...

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New scholarships to boost aged care nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has opened scholarships to help boost the aged care nursing workforce. Last week, scholarship applications for aged care nursing and allied health opened at ACN – a move labelled by ACN as “vital”. ACN’s ...

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