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BUDGET: Key measures for nursing

  Medicare Benefits Schedule – pause on rebate indexation extended The government will achieve savings of $925.3 million over two years from July 1, 2018 by extending the pause on indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule fees for all services provided by general practitioners, medical ...

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The not-so-dirty dozen

Twelve professionals from various fields are helping to lead a project with the potential to generate a clean, cost-effective solution to hospital waste. By Linda Shields Hospitals generate huge amounts of waste. Overall Australian figures are hard to collate, but ...

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Patients hurt by govt health plan: inquiry

State governments and health experts have come out swinging against the federal government's plan to slash public hospital funding. The government's 2014/15 budget included plans to change the way it funds public hospitals from 2017/18, indexing it on population growth ...

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Quarantine health from GST: ANMF

Nurses have called on the government to rule out any move that would result in the GST being extended to include basic health services. In a statement, ANMF federal secretary Lee Thomas said reports that the Coalition was considering such ...

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RDNS to serve up healthy food with Beer

Aged-care residents are set to be among the “tens of thousands” of beneficiaries of a new partnership between the Royal District Nursing Service and the Maggie Beer Foundation aimed at delivering healthy food messages. In the deal, announced this week, the RDNS ...

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