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End of life research given funding boost

Australia is set to become a leader in palliative care research, thanks to a $60 million grand for end-of-life care projects. South Australia will particularly benefit, as Flinders University received $8 million for its palliative care related research. College of ...

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Aged care tops the urgent list

Leading nursing experts want to make aged care the profession’s top priority for the year ahead.  Nursing organisations and professionals from around Australia have agreed: aged care will be one of the biggest issues on the agenda in 2014. This ...

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Abbott pledges $200 million to fight dementia

The Coalition pledges to help make Australia a world leader in Alzheimer’s fight. The Coalition will provide $200 million over five years for dementia research if elected, Opposition leader Tony Abbott announced in late August. About 1700 new cases of ...

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Coalition’s $10 million cancer care commitment

Shadow Minister for Health, Peter Dutton, has announced a Coalition government will provide $10 million towards the ‘Peter’s Project’ campaign to build an integrated cancer care centre in western Victoria. Mr Dutton made the announcement in Warrnambool, alongside Peter’s Project ...

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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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