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Setting the agenda

As a federal election looms, it's time to bring major nursing issues to attention. By Louis White On the eve of the recent Western Australian state election, premier Colin Barnett caved in to nurses' demands for a 14 per cent ...

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Call to boost rural staff incentives

Nurses will play a leading role in ensuring all Australians get equal access to healthcare – if they get support. By Amie Larter By the year 2020, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) hopes all Australians will have equal access ...

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Stop bashing the bush

The pluses of working in rural areas have been pushed aside by those who concentrate on the negatives, writes Lisa Bourke. Most people have heard about the challenges with rural and remote health but this constant focus avoids discussion of ...

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Mining boom creates health hole

The rapid increase of fly-in fly-out workers in rural areas is posing a number of complex challenges for medical staff. Flynn Murphy reports. The resources bonanza has sparked one of Australia’s largest ever periods of uninterrupted economic growth, but the ...

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Scheme to support rural nurses to gain training

Rural nurses and midwives will be supported in undertaking further training. Nurses and midwives will be supported in undertaking further training away from their place of employment under the Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme. The scheme, to be ...

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