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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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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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Online survey of nurses’ health to stop

Funding for longitudinal survey of Australian and New Zealand nurses withdrawn, Fiona Cassie reports. A lack of funding has seen the longitudinal e-cohort survey of the health of Australian and New Zealand nurses and midwives come to a halt after ...

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A need to be specific about general practice

With practice nurses doing a wider range of work in general practice their duties and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. By Eamon Merrick, Christine Duffield, Richard Baldwin and Margaret Fry. Nursing features prominently in the future of Australia's primary ...

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Gap narrows, but more work needed

There are still many obstacles facing the 2030 aim of health equality for indigenous Australians. By Amie Larter Although it appears Australia is starting to minimise the disparity between quality of life for indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, there is still ...

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Victory for Victorian health

“A victory for commonsense” is how the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) described the federal government’s decision to restore more than $100 million taken out of the Victorian public hospitals budget. “We acknowledge the redirection of funding for Victoria as a ...

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Apple Isle feels the squeeze

Amie Larter talks to Neroli Ellis about the state of nursing in Tasmania. What were the main challenges for nurses in Tasmania throughout 2011- 2012? The significant budget cuts in health in this financial year resulted in the closure of ...

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Click where it hurts

The adoption of video-conferencing technology for patient consultations in Australia is at a tipping point. For the first time, national standards and clinical guidelines for the use of telehealth by nurses and midwives will be available from next year; a ...

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