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Verhoeven calls for collaboration on funding

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins to reframe the government's approach to economic management, discussions on how Australia funds its health system must remain front and centre, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has said.  AHHA's chief executive, Alison Verhoeven, ...

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Proponents rally to keep RNs in aged care

Union members, community groups, local government representatives and aged-care workers gathered outside NSW Parliament last week ahead of a debate on the future of registered nurses in NSW nursing homes. Prior to the scheduled parliamentary debate on a petition of ...

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Med Tech industry goes after more gender diversity

Gender diversity within the medical technology industry has come under the spotlight as a leading body in the field works to address the under-representation of women. The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), which represents companies in the industry, commissioned an ...

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ANMF doesn’t accept visa

Union says current work programs need to change because they’re taking jobs from Australians and exploiting migrant workers. By Amie Larter Australia’s temporary work visa programs are having negative impacts on both Australian graduates and 457 workers, the nursing union says. ...

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Lecturer speaks up for RNs in aged care

A Charles Sturt University academic has told a Legislative Council committee about the value of registered nurses in residential aged care.  Last week, nursing lecturer Dr Maree Bernoth gave evidence to the inquiry into RNs in NSW nursing homes. She said: "I'm quite perplexed ...

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Nurses, midwives say TPP will weaken health systems

Nurses have penned an open letter to trade ministers and government leaders warning about a range of detrimental effects on Australia’s and other nations’ health systems from a key international trade agreement. The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been spruiked by the Australian ...

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China trade deal’s impact

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by the minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb, and the Chinese commerce minister, Gao Hucheng, last week. The signing has been welcomed by Australian aged-care providers with a presence in China. ...

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