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Medical profession’s virus warning as vaccine, mask rules ease

Doctors are again urging Australians with COVID-19 symptoms to stay indoors and get tested as vaccine and mask requirements ease across the country.

Perrottet steps up ‘war on wages’ with new fines for nurses, teachers: union

Unions NSW says Dominic Perrottet’s war on wages has stepped up a gear with a plan to impose new fines on unions that stand up for decent living standards.

NSW premier rectifies palliative care let-down with timely $743m fix

Palliative care in NSW will receive a $743 million boost as Premier Dominic Perrottet makes good on his promise to fix end-of-life care, making amends for failing on the issue when treasurer.

ACN calls for all Australian nurses to receive tax-free pandemic bonus

The Australian College of Nursing says it welcomes the NSW Government’s bonus to public sector health care professionals but says it should be tax-free and adopted by every jurisdiction in the country.

NSW legalises voluntary assisted dying, advocacy campaign shifts to ACT and NT

After decades of campaigning NSW has become the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing people with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own life.

Tensions high as NSW euthanasia law approaches last hurdles

Supporting members are hopeful they have a blocking majority for "all these hostile amendments" to the bill, Greenwich said, adding they would work in good faith with any who held genuine concerns.

Vote for NSW voluntary assisted dying law likely to be delayed til next week

Advocates for legalised voluntary assisted dying say their fight to allow euthanasia in NSW is not likely to be realised this week, but advocates are hopeful the legislation will finally pass next week. NSW remains the only state in Australia that does not allow assisted dying for terminally ill people.

What would you do if an older person you know was having thoughts of suicide?

If you work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide, Anglicare’s new free Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program can provide the training you need.

Think tank wants budget strategy rethink, particularly regarding aged care

The winner of the upcoming federal election must consider a different approach to ensure long-term budget sustainability, leading independent think tank the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has declared.

New SKILLS4You program providing supportive job pathway for migrant women into aged care

Macquarie Community College's new SKILLS4You program for migrant women, involves increasing participants' English language and literacy skills, understanding their level of employment readiness for local workplaces, setting specific employment-related goals, and working towards achieving them. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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