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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.

Nurse who stole dying patients’ medication de-registered for five years

An opioid-addicted nurse who fleeced dying patients of their medications has been stripped of her registration for five years.

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.

Health dept tips for managing influenza and COVID-19 in aged care

As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.

Facility manager lauds hard-working nurses and laments failure of Govt support for profession

Jill Dexter, a mother of four and veteran of more than 50 years in the aged care industry, is imploring both sides of parliament this International Nurses Day to commit to decisive action on the aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

On this special day ANMF celebrates the enormous contribution nurses make to our society

On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.

Collection of engaging essays analyse and celebrate The Nurse in Popular Media

To help celebrate International Nurses Day, we look at The Nurse in Popular Media, an Australian book that includes a comprehensive collection of unique insights from scholars across the Western world exploring the shifting roles of nurses across media, including picture postcards, film, television and journalism.

O’Neil and Ruston speak to COTA about their parties’ key policy objectives for older Aussies

COTA Australia has welcomed Labor’s Clare O’Neil, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Aged Care Services, and Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, to discuss their key policy objectives that will impact the wellbeing of older Australians. BIANCA ROBERTS presents an overview of their key points

Passionate but exhausted support workers are at breaking point – it’s time for Govt and families to step up

CEO of My Home Care Group Stuart Miller is calling for bipartisan commitment for more mental health support for aged care support workers. They are at breaking point, with calls for more mental health investment to prevent mass resignations across the country. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Fair Work applications about securing nurses and care workers in aged care

As today's applications for a 25 per cent increase to award wages for aged care workers commences in the Fair Work Commission, ANMF federal secretary Annie Butler says that once workloads are made safe, and nurses' work is recognised through decent wages and support for them to provide quality care, they will return to the jobs they love.

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