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Nursing staff numbers on the critical list

Australia faces a critical shortage of nurses over the next decade unless governments address dwindling job opportunities, an over-reliance on skilled migration, and a lack of training in aged care.  With projections that Australia is to be short more than ...

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Global push to advance education

An Australian lecturer has helped design an east African nation’s first bachelor of midwifery curriculum. Anna Bosco, from Curtin University, was the only international representative during the two-week midwifery curriculum meeting held in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. Bosco was invited by ...

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Shortage of obstetricians in WA baby boom

WA is suffering from a shortage of midwives and GP-trained obstetricians, says AMA. A baby boom in Western Australia has highlighted a shortage of doctors trained to deliver them, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has said. WA has a surging ...

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An assurance of support for mum and bub

Federal government strikes deal to give midwives professional indemnity insurance. For the first time in more than seven years, midwives will be able to purchase professional indemnity insurance, under a deal struck by the federal government with a private company. ...

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