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Speak Up for health and safety: new campaign begins to inform workers of their rights

A new national awareness campaign begins today to inform workers of their rights and employers of their obligations under harmonised health and safety laws. Australian unions have launched the Speak Up campaign so that workers … Read More

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FTT Citizens’ Summary

Proposal for a Financial Transaction Taxation (FTT) Proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax

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Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition

The Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition is submission in response to the Australian Government Tax Forum Discussion Paper released on 28 July 2011. Robin Hood Tax Australia Coalition Submission To The Tax Forum

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Westmead Nurses and Midwives The Latest To Act On Unsafe Staffing

Five beds must be closed in understaffed surgical ward Maternity unit has 35 FTE vacancies. All other wards and units are being assessed this week Ongoing nurse and midwife shortages at Westmead Hospital mean a … Read More

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Nurses Call on FTT at G20 Conference in France

  NSWNA officials joined nurses from around the world at the G20 Conference in Cannes, France to demand a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on banks to heal the ails of the global economy and reinvest … Read More

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Ratios deliver more RNs for California

Nurse-to-patient ratios have added more registered nurses to the staffing mix in Californian hospitals compared to similar hospitals in other parts of the United States. This is revealed in research by the University of Pennsylvania … Read More

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24/7 Care to People – Health and Social Services

  This session at the recent PSI APRECON held in Sydney, brought together speakers from across the Asia Pacific – Japan, Korea, Fiji & Australia – to discuss from the perspective of each delegate the … Read More

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The Way To Have Your Say

  Sydney Alliance launches, with a mission to address issues to make the city a better, fairer, and more sustainable place for all. More than 2,000 people packed out the Town Hall in Sydney’s CBD … Read More

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Coffs Mental Health Nurses The Latest To Act On Unsafe Staffing

Six mental health beds to be closed as staff vacancies take their toll…. NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) members at the Coffs Harbour Mental Health Unit are the latest to take action over serious staff shortages … Read More

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