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Queensland Nurses' Union

State adopts nurse to patient ratio

Courier Mail - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Prescribed medical, surgical and mental health wards will be required to maintain a minimum of one nurse to four patients for morning and afternoon shifts, while it will be eased to seven patients for night shifts.

Victorian Labor refuses to come clean on $3.6bn jobs blowout

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
“The Andrews Labor government is hiring more police, teachers and nurses to ensure Victorians across the state get the services they need and deserve,'' Mr Pallas said in a statement.
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Teachers evacuated in Australia after attacks and violence

Irish Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Teachers in the community of Aurukun in Queensland, Australia are being evacuated after the principal was twice carjacked by teenagers allegedly armed with knives and machetes, and children as young as six tried to steal a car.

Queensland Parliament live: May 24, 2016

Brisbane Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"What action has the Premier taken to ensure that the appointment of Mr Brad O'Carroll, former heavyweight in Labor Unity's Plumbers' Union, as a consultant in the Office of Industrial Relations, complies with this commitment?" Ms Palaszczuk talks ...
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Nambour hospital faces $400m funding hit

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎May 20, 2016‎
NEW models of care were required to ensure delivery of health services were sustainable into the future, according to the Queensland Nurses Union. The call comes as national lobby group GetUp said its projections showed Nambour General Hospital could ...
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Scott Vink of the CFMEU at the Carrara Sports Precinct redevelopment. Photo: Jerad Williams

Gold Coast Bulletin - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Workers at Carrara have been stopping work for four hours a day as Construction Forestry, Mining and Energy Union officials pressure managing contractor Hansen Yuncken to sign a new bargaining agreement.

Cure for hospital parking ills

Townsville Bulletin - ‎May 20, 2016‎
In October last year, the Townsville branch of the Queensland Nurses Union urged the hospital board to use some of its almost $8 million surplus to construct a new multi-storey car park at the campus.
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UPDATE: No cuts to hospital staff or resources: Dawson MP

Mackay Daily Mercury - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"There is $57 Billion in cuts, $10.7 Billion in Queensland and $463 Million in federal funding in Mackay. "We have used a model and data and looked further and this shows a $173 million dollar cut to the ... The claims were made by Peter Mason, retired ...
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Bill Shorten: the man in the machine

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 13, 2016‎
She told Pickering she complained twice to the police: once in NSW in 2004, and again in Queensland in 2006 after she saw Shorten on television at the site of the Beaconsfield mine collapse.
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LiveBlogLast Updated 8.50pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull, Shorten campaign as Abbott enters fray

The Australian - ‎May 14, 2016‎
“That compares to Bill Shorten who has been a union organiser his whole life and dare I say it, there have been some big question marks over his time in that role, so I would much rather having Malcolm Turnbull at the helm with that level of background ...