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You will have heard that last week the Fair Work Commission decided to lower Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for the Hospitality, Fast Food, Retail and Pharmacy Awards. For the Restaurant Award, Sunday penalties are unchanged but the...
Surgical nurse Alice Suttie asks: Fellow nurses, I have a hypothetical situation that is gnawing at me. We have now started locking up our propofol at night as do other hospitals, barring the theatres used at night for...
This nurse really needed to get something off her chest. Do you share her frustrations? I worked my first shift as a ward registered nurse yesterday on a busy surgical ward in a public hospital. When I finished my degree I decided...
It's that time of year. New grads are soon to take up their positions - but what if you're a graduate nurse and you haven't yet managed to get into a new grad program or any other job? Mental...
Victorian nurse and mother of four Phoebe Brick writes about the value of Paid Parental Leave. The Senate can make the decision to save the current PPL but they need to hear from you by this Friday Dec 16. Email...
If you're an operating theatre nurse, does your working day have a soundtrack chosen by someone else? Or do you get to control the ipod during surgery? We consider the possibly vexed question of music during surgery. Operating theatres are noisy...
Dear both Enrolled and Registered nurses, I would love to receive feedback from nurses who started their profession at midlife and beyond. I'm an almost of 49 year old woman from Melbourne who has had unemployment issues on and off most of...
Superannuation should be important to all of us, even to us 'young ones', as Daphne Burn found out when her mother was forced to retire due to injury. What does one do when they can't be a nurse any more? This is exactly...
This piece by Olav Muurlink, Senior Lecturer, organisational behaviour, management, of CQUniversity Australia was originally published on The Conversation. It is of course of special interest to nurses and midwives. Despite only being two weeks into an eight-week election campaign, penalty rates have already become...
Why is NSW law interpreted as requiring mandatory notification of all involuntary hospital admissions of nurses and doctors to their respective councils and to AHPRA, while the rest of Australia does not require this? In the latest Medical Journal...

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