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Attention Australian Nurses

Training to help nurses re-enter the health workforceThe Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 



The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health 

EXPANSION OF TELEHEALTH SERVICES

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Dr Tony Bartone AMA  President, Dr Harry Nespolon, RACGP President
23 March 2020
EXPANSION OF TELEHEALTH SERVICES
We thank and acknowledge all of Australia's vital health care workers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to providing Australians with the health care they need during this unprecedented time. 
The Government has been consulting extensively with the AMA, RACGP, ACCRM, RDAA, and other key peak bodies and members of the medical profession and health professions, to ensure Medicare is responsive to the challenges of COVID-19.

2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia

2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia 
3 - 5 December 2018, QT Gold Coast, QLD 
Mob: 0432 897 023  Further info contact @Isabel Venables




The Dangerous Game of Telephone in Hospitals

Christopher Johnson, MD, highlights the communication problem in the age of EHRs

Sometimes an interesting thing happens on patient rounds. Rounds are a traditional exercise in hospitals going back at least a century. In the old days, this meant the physician going from patient to patient. He (it was nearly always he back then) went over the patient's progress with the bedside nurse, examined the patient, reviewed pertinent test results, made an assessment, decided on a plan for the day, and gave orders to implement the plan.

What Causes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, intimate partner violence or abuse — may start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other.Abusers may feel this need to control their partner because of low self-esteem, extreme jealousy, difficulties in regulating anger and other strong emotions, or when they feel inferior to the other partner in education and socioeconomic background.Some people with very traditional beliefs may think they have the right to control their partner, and that women aren’t equal to men.

Broken to Brilliant - Audio Book Launch

Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations: The Honourable Grace Grace
Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Ten Queensland state primary schools are piloting a respectful relationships program dealing with issues such as family violence, respect for women and girls, compassion and gender equality. 
The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Our Watch and the Luke Batty Foundation to deliver the 18-month pilot program in support of its measures to stamp-out bullying and domestic violence.

Happy Valentine's Day 2018


Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
The Honourable Anthony Lynham

Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

The Gold Coast sciences sector will soon have its say about growing Queensland’s burgeoning biomedical and life sciences industry over the next 10 years and creating high-tech jobs for the students and researchers of today.

Researchers and industry leaders are invited to contribute to the Palaszczuk Government’s recently released Biomedical and Life Sciences Roadmap at a special consultation session at Southport on 26 July.

Guns and Health: 5 Pressing Questions for Healthcare Professionals

Guns and Health: 5 Pressing Questions for Healthcare Professionals
John Watson

The recent attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 people lost their lives and dozens more sustained serious injuries, was greeted with shock, but also with an unsettling familiarity. Gun violence has inarguably become firmly entrenched in all corners of this country. Towns like Aurora, Newtown, and Columbine are now shorthand for the collective anguish that follows mass shootings, while large cities like Chicago deal with an equally insidious but less media-attended epidemic of daily firearm violence.

Pssst! Wanna be a SUPERBUG … ?


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector.

“I am excited to welcome the start of the NDIS rollout in Queensland today, following the early launch of the scheme in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island in January this year,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace violence against healthcare workers is rampant, but solutions remain unclear, largely as a result of underrecognition and underreporting of the problem and poor-quality research, according to a review article published in the April 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article stems from the tragic death of a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2015. The surgeon was shot and killed by the son of one of his patients, who had died.

A Further Nine Workplaces Accredited by White Ribbon Australia for Taking Action to Prevent Men's Violence Against Women


MEDIA RELEASE - 31 March 2016

Today, White Ribbon Australia celebrates the accreditation of nine organisations as White Ribbon Workplaces, bringing the total number of White Ribbon accredited workplaces in Australia to 45. 

A further 120 workplaces are currently working towards accreditation.The program is rigorous. Over an 18 month period, participating workplaces must satisfy 15 assessment criteria under three separate standards. They submit evidence of extensive staff consultation, staff engagement, staff training as well as new and improved HR policies and procedures.

White Ribbon Day 2015

White Ribbon Day: tell the world it matters
 
Here are our top 3 tips for getting involved this 25 November:
 
1. Remember why it is important
 
Domestic violence is the gravest human rights abuse in Australia. 
 
 
2. Take the new oath
 
Be a part of the solution: take the oath

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities

                                    MEDIA RELEASE

Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities
Community organisations across Queensland are being urged to apply for grants to run activities and events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May next year.

Luke Batty Foundation... You did this...


From: info@neveralone.com.au
To: info@rebeccawardconsulting.com
Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000

Dear Rebecca,

I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.

And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic. The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.

Not Now, Not Ever - Brisbane


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