The search is on to find 1400 nurses and midwives to fill the new ratio positions, yet AHPRA is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of nurses wishing to return to the profession. We have a chronic shortage of nurses,...
Central Queensland University Lecturer Olav Muurlink argues that humans aren't meant to work 24/7, and that penalty rates are crucial for workers' health.  Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but public health researchers see...
Health Researcher Ben from the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association runs us through why current bargaining laws need a real overhaul, to ensure nurse and midwives get their fair share.  Under the current enterprise bargaining rules, nurses and midwives in...
With the Federal Election just around the corner, Nurse Uncut investigates if your wages and penalty rates will be better off under Labor or the Coalition. With the major parties battling over so-called “Middle Australia”, there’s never been a more...
After three years of submissions, hearings and deliberations, Australia’s workplace relations umpire, the Fair Work Commission, decided in 2017 to decrease the penalty rates paid to retail and hospitality workers on the safety-net award for working on Sundays and...
The Climate and Health Alliance’s (CAHA) scorecard has delivered a scathing review of the Liberals’ and Nationals’ plan for climate and health. In the release of their Election scorecard, the Alliance has scored both Coalition parties a 0/8 on a...
The Morrison Government's Medicare Guarantee fund is just a dishonest accounting trick, says the Grattan Institutes's Stephen Duckett. Treasurer Scott Morrison pulled a health-related rabbit out of his hat on budget night, announcing the government will “guarantee” the future of...
Professor Jim Gillespie writes about Australia's love affair with our universal healthcare system, and why messing with it would be electoral suicide.  Labor’s 2016 “Mediscare” has entered political memory as a campaign tactic that almost changed the game in that...
In an extraordinary appearance at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Liverpool (England), 24 year old student nurse Molly Case, who is a performance poet, young adult novelist and blogger, spoke her beautiful and passionate poem 'Nursing the Nation',...
Waking aged care residents in order to get them showered before the end of the night shift is a vexed issue which continues to attract attention here on Nurse Uncut, since we posted about it in April 2011. Some of...