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  • Qld nurses call for calm and respect while COVID investigations are carried out
    Published: 29 May 2020

    The QNMU has called on all Queenslanders to remain calm and respectful while important investigations into Central Queensland COVID-19 infections are carried out.
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  • Millions of health professionals call for health protection priority
    Published: 26 May 2020

    Today, the QNMU joined over 350 health professional organisations in calling on governments from all G20 countries to ensure COVID-19 recovery plans put health protection and promotion at their core.
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  • Public health emergency extension, hospital restrictions
    Published: 20 May 2020

    Yesterday, the state government extended the COVID-19 public health emergency in Queensland to midnight on 17 August 2020.
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  • Aged Care Visitor Access Code
    Published: 19 May 2020

    An Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 has been released by aged care advocacy organisations.
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  • National mental health plan
    Published: 19 May 2020

    Last week, all states and territories agreed to a new national mental health plan, providing a nationally consistent approach to supporting the mental health of Australia’s vulnerable communities during and beyond COVID-19.
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  • Nurse tests COVID-19 positive at aged care facility
    Published: 15 May 2020

    A nurse at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. A number of QNMU members have also been tested and are now in isolation.
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  • Help Ana and her baby get the care they need
    Published: 12 May 2020

    After trying to conceive a baby for nearly 12 years, Ana Milena Cardenas unexpectedly discovered she was pregnant while studying in Australia. But then COVID-19 hit.
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  • Have your attitudes to safety changed since COVID-19?
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Researchers at Griffith University are calling on nurses currently employed in a hospital or completing a placement to complete an anonymous survey regarding safety throughout COVID-19.
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  • Labour Day public holiday – were you paid correctly?
    Published: 12 May 2020

    QNMU members should check their payslips to ensure they have been paid correctly for the recent Labour Day public holiday (Monday 4 May).
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  • Financial support for families
    Published: 12 May 2020

    We know families and businesses are doing it tough right now, with many families enduring financial stress and struggling to make ends meet.
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  • Professional Practice Awards – an award for every nurse or midwife!
    Published: 12 May 2020

    The QNMU’s inaugural Professional Practice Awards are going ahead, and you have a chance to share in the $20,000 prize pool!
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  • Candlelight vigil to mark International Nurses Day today
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Queensland nurses will join their colleagues throughout Australia and in New Zealand today in honouring nurses around the world who have lost their lives treating and caring for COVID-19 patients.
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  • Calling First Nation Australian nurse and midwife writers
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Editors of Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care are seeking author contributions to help write two chapters for the third edition, to be published by Cambridge University Press.
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  • Changes to enterprise bargaining consultation
    Published: 06 May 2020

    Despite opposition from unions, the federal government recently made changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Resources for looking after your wellbeing
    Published: 06 May 2020

    The immediate threat of COVID-19 overwhelming our health systems may have passed for now, but the uncertainty of what is to come is still very much weighing on the minds of nurses and midwives.
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  • Qld and the world to celebrate midwives today
    Published: 05 May 2020

    Queensland and the world will today celebrate the invaluable contributions of midwives everywhere.
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  • Qld to celebrate frontline workers and unions that protect them
    Published: 04 May 2020

    The QNMU will honour local, Australian and international frontline workers this Labour Day.
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  • Are you receiving your qualification allowance?
    Published: 30 April 2020

    If you have obtained a post enrolment qualification since the start of your nursing or midwifery career, it might be worth checking your enterprise agreement to see if you’re entitled to a qualification allowance.
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  • Here's how we're celebrating Labour Day this weekend
    Published: 29 April 2020

    While the COVID-19 pandemic means nurses, midwives and their families cannot march or gather as we normally would on Labour Day, the union movement is still set to mark this important day online and via radio this weekend.
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  • Aged care facility restrictions do not mean lockdown
    Published: 29 April 2020

    There have been some saddening reports in the media recently of numerous aged care providers prohibiting any visitors from entering their facilities.
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