The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its outrage that the Federal Government has axed wage improvements for low-paid aged care nurses.
From farts on a plane to fake fingers, weird and wonderful science was out in force in 2013. Compiled by the Australian Science Media Centre, with help from the RiAus and the CSIRO, this annual list of the weirdest science stories of the year contains both stories that will make you squirm and those that will have you scratching your head.
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From leaving the solar system to resurrecting a frog, the Australian Science Media Centre has determined its top 10 science stories from 2013.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the decision by the Pharmacy Board of Australia to recognise the administration of vaccines as part of the scope of practice of Australian pharmacists.
Current Australian of the Year and Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose, has released a report, Quality of Residential Care: The Consumer Perspective, which calls for urgent action to improve the quality of residential aged care.
After months of negotiation, Queensland Health’s new draft contracts for senior doctors have received a tick of approval from the Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs).
To demonstrate a commitment to quality design and construction of health buildings, the design professional community has established the Australian Health Design Council. Inaugural chair Jane Carthey explains the council’s focus and aspirations.
LASA National Board met with Minister Kevin Andrews to discuss key issues affecting the industry.
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The inaugural National Aged Care Hospitality Award for Catering Innovation of the Year has been presented to Victorian Aged Care contract caterers United Hospitality, along with NSW Aged Care provider the Whiddon Group.
Over the last few months I have been hearing that a range of stakeholders have and are being consulted as to their views on what will be the best way forward for e-Health in Australia, recognising that we need e-Health to work well as a part of the larger strategic health reform response to addressing the rising cost of healthcare in the context of the ageing society.
Jamie Stanistreet, Managing Director of Medtronic Australasia, has been awarded the inaugural medical technology industry Outstanding Achievement Award.