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Health and disability scheme get budget support

The government has chosen to take the “responsible course” to delay the return to surplus in order to “support jobs and growth in an uncertain world”.  Treasurer Wayne Swan made these announcements when delivering the federal government’s election budget – ...

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Sweet healing

With a rise in antibiotic resistance, a crisis in chronic wound management has been averted with a new treatment. By Aileen Macalintal New research from the University of Technology Sydney has shown that the most effective type of honey for ...

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Remote incentives for nurses

There is a desperate need for nurses in rural areas, but there’s also a great sense of potential for the nurses who do relocate. By Flynn Murphy I was at Royal Hobart, and I’d been there for 15 months,” recalls ...

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Rural health: It’s time to address the issues

Now is the time for the government to direct incentives to the rural workforce.  Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has released an online consultation paper, Nursing Workforce Retention and Productivity, to encourage further feedback and discussion in regards to strategies to ...

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Dementia spending ‘substantial’: govt

Butler to recommend dementia to be added to national list of health priorities. The federal government will spend almost $270 million on the care and diagnosis of dementia sufferers, but the money falls short of calls by Alzheimer's Australia for ...

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Dementia care in crisis: report

Alzheimer’s Australia is calling for an additional $500 million in the upcoming budget for dementia care services and research. Australia's aged care system is failing people with dementia. That's the feedback from public consultations held by Alzheimer's Australia around the ...

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Industry welcomes Gillard training reforms

HECS-style student loans for enrolled nursing diplomas and guaranteed government-subsidised places for health assistants are among the reforms announced by the PM. By Annabel McGilvray Nursing professional and industry groups have cautiously welcomed the increased accessibility for enrolled nursing and ...

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