Tamworth nursing service SOS Nursing and Home Care Service and its managing director Rosemary Hyles were yesterday both fined a total of $29,000 by the Federal Magistrates Court for contravening the company’s collective workplace agreement when they unilaterally reduced the pay...

Dr Cynthia Maung's clinic

Two weeks ago Dr Cynthia Maung accepted the Sydney Peace Foundation's prize for the work she does at the Mae Tao medical clinic which she founded in 1989 on the Thai-Myanmar border. Dr Maung, herself a displaced person, has worked...
Tara Nipe discusses what people mean when they talk about assisted dying. It's important to be clear, because if we're using different definitions then finding accord is a magnitude harder. At the least intrusive end is withholding life-prolonging interventions, from the...
Dr Peter Locke and his wife Carolyn (midwife) took a large group of volunteers to Africa earlier in 2017 to support communities and change lives with their medical and midwifery skills. Now they've created Globalinks Medical Foundation to continue...
Starting small as a simple protest march in Washington D.C against the election of Donald Trump in January 2017, the Women’s March grew astronomically worldwide. Millions marched in 576 different locations across 82 countries all with the same message;...
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...
A fifth hospital President Private Hospital at Kirrawee - starts voting this Friday. NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) members at a major Sydney private hospital operator - Macquarie Hospital Services - have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action to improve their...
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) says the federal government need to provide more incentives for nurses and midwives who move to regional, remote, and rural locations. Doctors receive up to $120,000 to move and as much as $47,000 each year to...
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract over offensive comments is a straightforward contractual matter, according to a leading lawyer, and nothing else. The concept holds true for the conduct of nurses and midwives. According to lawyer Michael Bradley,...
For a teenager with chronic intellectual and physical disabilities, quality of life hinges on the presence of familiar friendly faces attuned to your unique needs. When you are also stricken by severe illnesses, your chances of happiness multiply if...