There’s no doubt Australia is an incredible country in many ways and there’s nothing quite like celebrating this fact with your family, friends or co-workers on Australia day. It’s even more important we don’t ignore the worst parts of...
The workplace relations agenda of the federal Liberal government has become clear with the start of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into “all aspects” of working conditions. Penalty rates are under attack and aged care nurses are particularly vulnerable. Why?...
Alice Suttie CNS works in a surgical hospital in Sydney - but she has some doubts about the extensive use of gloves. Do you agree? We'd especially like to hear from other theatre nurses - but all nurses and...
Tara Nipes is a registered nurse on a multiple medical specialty ward at one of Melbourne's most acute tertiary hospitals. In the first of three blog posts about assisted dying, Tara writes about why her experience as a nurse...
Nurse Chris tells us what he thinks of the Berejiklian Government’s plans to magically recruit 5000 nurses in the current climate. I’m so glad the Premier has just promised 5000 new nurses to be added to the work force. I’m...
Related to our Investigation into Workplace Injury and Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence, we would like to share a story from one of our readers. Please leave your comments below. "My experience of workplace compensation commenced with an attack upon...
NSW Emergency Departments aren't coping with increased demand.
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...
A nurse who works with refugees untangles the facts from the fiction about ‘boat people’, asylum seekers (onshore and offshore) and nurses’ responsibilities under the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia. Ruth Sheahan RN writes: I’m privileged to work...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has applauded the decision of the High Court to overturn laws limiting freedom of communication during NSW state election campaigns. NSWNMA General Secretary, Brett Holmes said it was a...