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Queensland health payroll: Premier to probe pay system after warning of errors

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to look into suggestions there has been another payroll debacle in the state's health system. Deputy Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington tabled an email in Parliament on Tuesday warning of pay errors ...
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Queensland health minister open to lifetime smoking ban for those born after 2001

The Guardian - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Queensland's health minister says he's open to the idea of a generational smoking ban but not just yet. Cameron Dick says he wants to see how the state's new anti-smoking legislation plays out first.
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Guard dies after altercation with patient at Queensland hospital

9news.com.au - ‎May 15, 2016‎
A security guard has died after an altercation with a patient at a Queensland hospital. Police say the 46-year-old man died after helping to restrain a mental health patient inside Gympie Hospital, in the regional town of Gympie, at around 11am yesterday.

Federal funding cut not expected to hurt north-west Queensland mental health support services

ABC Local - ‎May 15, 2016‎
A north-west Queensland health organisation says cuts to drought funding for mental health counselling will not adversely affect local services.
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Queensland to equalise age of consent laws

SBS - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick told Fairfax Media Wednesday that, following advice from an expert panel, amending the age of consent to 16 - as it is for heterosexual sex - was the only course of action the government could take.

Queensland adopts compulsory legionella reporting as new laws pass Parliament

My Sunshine Coast (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the successful passage of the Palaszczuk Government's Public Health (Water Risk Management) Amendment Bill 2016 meant Queensland's hospitals, private health facilities and public ...

How Warwick's hospital could be stripped of $63m

Warwick Daily News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
"To put that figure in context over the period that's nearly 1.4million fewer acute inpatient treatments, 2.2million fewer emergency department presentations and nearly five million fewer outpatient appointments across the Queensland Health system," he ...
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LiveBlogLast Updated 6.10pm AEDTFederal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull in Qld, Bill Shorten in NT

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Greens leader Richard Di Natale, a former GP and public health specialist, will address the Australian Medical Association's National Conference in Canberra and announce a policy on chronic disease.
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Oakey groundwater contaminated by army aviation base chemicals

Courier Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
One property recorded a staggering 50 per cent rise in the past two years. The shocking results have left the 5000 Oakey locals concerned about the potential health risks they have been exposed to. A recent report from the Environmental Protection ...

Linc Energy founder Peter Bond blames government for fall

The Australian Financial Review - ‎3 hours ago‎
... is bitter and angry about the collapse of his 20-year-old company into which he says he injected $200 million of his own money.

Back your inner athlete this Spinal Health Week

The Queensland Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
CAA is using Spinal Health Week 2016 to encourage people to do simple things such as maintaining good posture and spinal function for a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Queensland jockey Bobby El-Issa says he's 'already won the biggest race of all' in surviving leukaemia

Courier Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
The former Queensland jockey has beaten the odds of acute myeloid leukaemia and returned from being gravely ill to enjoy an inspiring return to the saddle.

Medical experts warn of antibiotic resistance after unprecedented US case

ABC Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
The treatment of antibiotic resistance in patients already costs the health system more than $1 billion every year. Matt Cooper, from the University of Queensland, again. MATT COOPER: So we should be spending at least 10 per cent of that number on ...
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Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visits Aurukun

Brisbane Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has stopped at the Aurukun school she has shut down for security reasons on a tour of the troubled Cape York community.
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New $15m plan to tackle sexually transmitted diseases in north Qld Indigenous community

ABC Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
The North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan will be rolled out over the next three years and includes more screening programs and funding for eight additional sexual health staff. The State ...

Poppy Centre set to improve mental health of children

The Queensland Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Aftercare Australia has been successful in their application for funding towards the establishment of The Poppy Centre, a mental health service for children under 12 which will be located in the Ipswich CBD. Aftercare received $200,000 in innovative ...

Qlik and partner transform patient care in Australia

ARNnet - ‎8 hours ago‎
This makes Qlik accessible to more than 400 individual health services, such as Queensland Health, Melbourne Health, the Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Mercy Health, as well as the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).

Fears Cairns dengue fever case locally acquired as experts worry about unreported cases

ABC Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
Health authorities are concerned there may be unreported dengue fever cases in the Cairns region in far north Queensland. A Manoora resident has fallen ill, despite not having travelled overseas recently, suggesting they caught the mosquito-borne virus ...

Morgan backs Corey Oates' defence in Origin arena

The Roar - ‎6 hours ago‎
The man who exposed Corey Oates' game under the biggest pressure possible - Michael Morgan - has backed his new Queensland teammate not to be a State of Origin defensive liability. North Queensland pivot Morgan enticed Brisbane's Oates off his line to ...

Plan aims to reduce childhood obesity by 10% by 2026

Mackay Daily Mercury - ‎May 19, 2016‎
HEALTH priorities and funding in Queensland will be set based on four key priorities following the release of a vision for the health system in Queensland. Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick launched the vision and 10 ...
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