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NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association General Secretary Brett Holmes pens this statement for this National Sorry Day. Today the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association acknowledges National Sorry Day and pays our deep respect to all those First Australians who have...
A budding singer, or just want to know how to hit a tune? This offer is just for you! Mary Setrakian is a Broadway singer and international master voice teacher. In July 2019, she returns to Australia to share her...
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) affects up to 8% of the general population, 40-50% of residents in residential aged care facilities, 60% of children with developmental disability and 84% of people living with dementia. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has...
After three years of submissions, hearings and deliberations, Australia’s workplace relations umpire, the Fair Work Commission, decided in 2017 to decrease the penalty rates paid to retail and hospitality workers on the safety-net award for working on Sundays and...
Central Queensland University Lecturer Olav Muurlink argues that humans aren't meant to work 24/7, and that penalty rates are crucial for workers' health.  Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but public health researchers see...
The long debate over the causes of wage stagnation took an unexpected turn last week, when Finance Minister Matthias Cormann described (downward) flexibility in the rate of wage growth as “a deliberate design feature of our economic architecture”. It was...
Health Researcher Ben from the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association runs us through why current bargaining laws need a real overhaul, to ensure nurse and midwives get their fair share.  Under the current enterprise bargaining rules, nurses and midwives in...
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...
With the Federal Election just around the corner, Nurse Uncut investigates if your wages and penalty rates will be better off under Labor or the Coalition. With the major parties battling over so-called “Middle Australia”, there’s never been a more...
Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute, analyses the major parties' health promises for this election.  The major parties’ manifestos for the 2019 federal election present voters with starkly contrasting health policies. These policies are shaped...