Free Trade Agreements aren't exactly rivetting reading, but any future FTA that Australia signs up to could have a big impact on the working lives of nurses if it increases pressure on governments to privatise public services.  In this guest...
In this very short video, NSWNMA councillor and Manly nurse Lyn Hopper speaks about  the announcement in May 2013 of a new private hospital to be built on the Nothern Beaches. Lyn will be one of the panel at a...
Donna Smith, healthcare advocate from the US, spoke at the Professional Day of the NSWNMA conference this week. Donna appeared in Michael Moore's documentary about the American health system,  SICKO. Donna spoke passionately about the ills of the US system....
The federal election has finally been called for 7 September. Lots of issues and interest groups will be competing for your attention - but of crucial importance to us as nurses and also healthcare users (which includes all of...
A guest post about the implications  for the price of medications under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme of current Free Trade Agreement negotiations - by Michael Whaites, an organiser with the NSWNMA. A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is currently being negotiated...
Over 775 FTE nurse positions have been lost in Queensland in the past year, plus 3540 positions in Queensland Health. Beth Mohle, secretary of the Queensland Nurses' Union, spoke to Noel Hester of The Lamp in March about the...
This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
This post about GP practice nurses in rural NSW is reprinted from The Conversation and written by  Karen Francis, Professor of Rural Nursing and Head of School Wagga Wagga, and Mary Fitzgerald, Professor of Nursing, of Charles Sturt University. With Australia’s population...
Does the mere mention of the 2013 federal election make you turn off? It's hard to stay tuned when it feels like the media has been pre-covering the election for the past two and a half years. However, health should of...