It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
South Australian nurses were on the verge of industrial action but instead had a win in court. A legal battle last Friday in the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission between the SA Government and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation...
In Australia today, economic language isn’t used to help, inform or educate but to silence us, argues Richard Denniss, chief economist for the Australia Institute. In fact, we're hearing a lot of econobabble. This is a talk Richard gave at Professional Day...
In March this year, Julia wrote about her experience living and having kids under the privatised US health system - it was a very 'rude awakening'. Now Julia is back in Sydney and finds that we too are being rushed...
How do people who have been born elsewhere interact with the Australian health system - and with you as a nurse or midwife? What impact will immigration trends have on our future national health priorities? How should we adjust our priorities...
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...
Aged care is now an industry. Ben X, a health explorer, examines the implications for staff and community when companies list on the stock exchange and profits and dividends enter the aged care picture. In the months ahead, Ben...
'Liar liar' ... 'No, you're the liar'. The election campaign has begun to sharply focus on Medicare, with both major parties accusing the other of lying. Malcolm Turnbull says Labor's claim that the Liberals want to privatise Medicare is "the biggest...
This Friday lunchtime, we're throwing a Health Week Twitter party for Australian nurses and midwives*. How does a party work? Between 11am-2pm AEST, we'll be tweeting about our experience within the health system - how the cuts are tying...
Penny McCall Howard spoke at the Race to Save Medicare event in Sydney yesterday. Penny has a five month old son and reflected on the crucial role of Medicare in supporting her through her pregnancy - and the pregnancies of...