The Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Health Workforce Scholarship

Up to $10,000 for study or up-skilling!

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia to retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.  

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NPAQ fights for retired ICU Nurse

NPAQ will be representing retired QLD Nurse Kay Boison following the government taking legal action to recover over payment as a result of a $40,000 payroll bungle. Jack McGuire, NPAQ representative speaks to Sky News - Kenny on Sunday.

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More on QLD Health Memo

memo

You may recall news about the Queensland Health memorandum distributed to every nurse in Q Health incorrectly stating that NPAQ didn't have the right to represent its members.

We do!! And it was very silly of the Queensland Labor Government, to put in writing something that is not only wrong, but requires them to have to make a public retraction. Watch this space! 

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Proposed Union Law - Ensuring Integrity Bill

Proposed Law

Latest news: The Morrison Government has just introduced a bill ostensibly to curb union wrongdoing. It’s short title in Canberra is the Ensuring Integrity Bill. However, when politicians start waffling about "integrity" it is usually the time to count the silverware and lock it up. We believe the Morrison Government doesn’t understand the Fair Work Act and or the role of unions in our society. 

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NPAQ give evidence at Senate Committee inquiry

NPAQ presented evidence on Friday 13 September before the Education and Employment Legislation Senate Committee inquiry into Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019. (try say that in one breath!).

Our submission called on the Government to punish the individual within the trade union that's causing issues - not the entire union.

Listen to NPAQ at the hearing

 

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A WIN for QLD Nurses at the Fair Work Commission

Win for QLD Nurses

We had a significant win in the Fair Work Commission recently when we won the right to represent members in the health sector despite the best efforts of the QNMU to block us.  We triumphed in the Bolton Clark decision

 

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No Party Politics at NPAQ

No politics in nursing

When Graeme Haycroft and Cath Seaver started the NPAQ they knew they could provide a service to rival that offered by the QNMU - at about half the price.

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Whistleblowing nurse sues over sacking

In the media this week is a report by Natasha Bita about one of NPAQ's members and the court action we are supporting her through. 

Fired

"A sacked nurse is suing an aged care home, claiming she was unfairly sacked for complaining about alleged staff shortages."

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Aged Care QLD: Nurses claim cover up

Aged Care QLD

NATASHA BITA, The Courier-Mail

September 22, 2019

A woman choked to death on her food, another was not bathed for two years and busy staff turned off call bells. These are just some of the contested allegations Queensland nurses will make to the Royal Commission into aged care abuse.

 

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Parking Safety Survey and Results

Nurse safety when parking

Following a recent incident on the Gold Coast where a nurse was car-jacked, we asked for input on how safe you feel when arriving and departing from work.  

Nurses are arriving and leaving work at various hours depending on their shift. The majority that responded “between 10:00pm and 1:00am” provided comments such as “this is when I do not feel safe”.

The results of the survey alarmingly show that overall that nurses do not feel safe walking between their car and workplace, especially at night.  75% reported that there is no security present.  Other concerns included no lighting or poor lighting in car parks, non-secure parking with access to the public and the distance to the car park being significant and requiring staff to walk through unsafe areas including bush, dark streets and high-risk areas.

To get this message to those who can make change we need more feedback. Your participation will give Employers and Government and Opposition Ministers more reasons to act.

It takes just two minutes to complete the survey

Please share with your colleagues, they do not need to be NPAQ members.

 

 

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