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Feb

Closing the Loopholes – new laws improve fairness for workers

Recent changes to Australia’s workplace laws, which were championed by the union movement, will mean stronger protections for millions of working Australians, including nurses and midwives.

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2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Feb

Nursing scope of practice – Qld Health virtual town halls

Queensland Health and the Office of the Chief Nurse are undertaking a project specifically focused on reviewing nursing scope of practice.

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2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

26

Feb

ANMF launches landmark Nurses Award work value case

The QNMU’s national body, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, has filed a landmark Application in the Fair Work Commission to increase award wages for frontline nurses, midwives and AINs by up to 35%.

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2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

26

Feb

Survey: Nurses and midwives with disabilities

Researchers at Latrobe University are conducting a study exploring the experiences of nurses and midwives with disabilities in Australia.

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2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

26

Feb

WorkCover claims explained

In response to feedback from workers and unions, WorkCover Queensland has developed two educational videos to empower workers with information that will help you better understand key parts of the claims process and the support available.

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2/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Feb

Know your rights: Missed meal breaks

Every nurse and midwife deserves to get their meal breaks – and when you cannot take it due to workload issues, you should be paid for it.

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2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

12

Feb

Easter public holidays – here are your penalty rates

If you’re working this Easter period, or if you are a shift worker and you are not working on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, make sure you know your pay rates.

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2/12/2024 12:00:00 AM

24

Jan

Severe weather - your safety and leave entitlements

With Tropical Cyclone Kirrily and flooding forecast for parts of Far North Queensland, our collective thoughts are with members and their families who may be affected. Please prioritise your safety and stay safe during this unpredictable time.

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1/24/2024 12:00:00 AM

09

Jan

The COVID legacy: Not gone and not forgotten

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, QNMU member Aidan Brendish found himself standing in his hospital’s ambulance parking bays for eight hours at a stretch conducting COVID-19 swabs and blood tests in the middle of summer.

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1/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

08

Jan

NSW Private Hospital ratios win - Important meeting for Mater QNMU members

In 2023, nurses at St Vincent’s Health Australia in New South Wales secured minimum nurse-to-patient ratios at two major private hospitals, in an historic deal for a new enterprise agreement.

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1/8/2024 12:00:00 AM

08

Jan

How do I get my boss or manager to comply with the psychosocial hazards?

Many nurses and midwives will know the frustration they feel when their workplaces are negatively affecting their wellbeing and nothing seems to be happening to make positive change.

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1/8/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Jan

QNMU Member Catch-up and Meeting of Delegates

Our upcoming Meeting of Delegates (MODs) is the perfect opportunity for QNMU members to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and connect with our incredible QNMU community.

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1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Jan

QNMU welcomes new nurse-led Queensland healthcare clinics

The QNMU has welcomed the Miles Government’s announcement of four new nurse-led healthcare clinics across Queensland, which will operate with highly-qualified Nurse Practitioners.

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1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Jan

Qld's top nurses and midwives to be acknowledged and celebrated

Queensland nurses and midwives are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves in the 2024 Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

03

Jan

CPD: Escalating your workload concerns

Your professional judgement is a legitimate measure to determine if the workload on your shift is safe for you and those in your care. If a workload is unsafe, nurses and midwives must act as soon as possible.

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1/3/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

Royal Flying Doctor Service Qld abandons nurses days out from Christmas

While nurses at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland continue to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Jasper and historic floods, RFDS Qld management have abandoned their nurses just days before Christmas.

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12/22/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

Cyclone Jasper – your safety and leave entitlements

As the fallout from Tropical Cyclone Jasper continues to impact North Queensland communities, our collective thoughts are with members and their families who are affected by the wild weather.

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12/18/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

CPD: Empowering healing - Unveiling the gap in postoperative wound care education

Surgical wounds are the most common wounds seen in hospitals, and if they are not managed appropriately, can lead to complications such as surgical site infections.

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12/12/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

CPD: Everything you wanted to know about passwords

There’s nary an account or subscription in the world that doesn’t require a password these days, and between different length and character demands and routine updates, it’s easy to end up with far too many to keep track of.

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12/12/2023 12:00:00 AM

12

Dec

CPD: Unlocking the hidden epidemic - pressure injuries in nursing homes

As our population ages, many older people require substantial support in activities of daily living, thus, providing safe quality care is important in nursing home settings.

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12/12/2023 12:00:00 AM