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Australia is one of the world's top 20 emitters as a nation and emits more pollution per person than any developed country in the world including the US. What's more, our pollution levels continue to rise. Last year they...
Most young people who are about to graduate from university or any course go through stages of feeling unprepared or overwhelmed by the task ahead of them. So it's no wonder that one of our Nurse Uncut readers Jess...
Isn't it odd that in all the public health and community programs being produced to address and stop violence against women, nothing is ever said or done about the violence towards women in the workplace? I'm referring in...
In 2013, the NSWNMA, in partnership with WorkCover NSW, produced a new edition of Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives. This was the second edition of what was originally titled OHS Essentials for Nurses, to take into...
Vanessa Muir is a Registered Nurse who works in aged care in Queensland. When she read an article about the high rate of medication errors in nursing homes, Vanessa was not surprised. Here Vanessa outlines some of the factors she thinks...
The Keneally Government says the past year has been an historic for our health professionals and the communities they support. Read what else they have to say about the Health Policy Plan for NSW. We (The Keneally Government) are proud of...
We all know the general view that nurses have about nurse managers. They are, on the whole, not liked. They are the enemy. All they seem to do is cut staff and try to save dollars right?...
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson and Shadow Health Minister Dr Andrew McDonald today met with nurses concerned that changes to their award could see minimum staffing levels scrapped and hospital wards left understaffed by nurses and midwives. The O'Farrell Government...
Obesity - there's lots of talk about it. Everyone is so concerned with how fat we are as a nation that it's become a moral issue and it doesn't seem to be going away. Quite the contrary -...
Vicious attacks on public sector workers internationally warn us that we can never be complacent. Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses' Association, discusses the Global Financial Crisis in this months Lamp. There should be no doubt about where responsibility...

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