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Smoking rates fall as vaping triples, new data reveals

While less than 10% of Australians are smoking daily, the use of e-cigarettes tripled between 2019 and 2022–2023, survey results from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have revealed. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey

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Gender pay gap data reveals substantial pay disparity

Unions have welcomed publication of the gender pay gap for nearly 5,000 Australian private sector employers for the first time but urge more needs to be done to close the disparity. “Publicising the gender pay

Transforming nursing assessment in acute hospitals

Optimising ward nursing physical assessment to detect early changes and trends in patient condition can enhance hospital safety, new research shows. The approach re-focuses nursing assessment from routinised patient observations of vital signs to purposeful

NSW nurses and midwives secure historic ratios

After more than a decade of campaigning by NSWNMA, minimum shift by shift nurse-to-patient ratios will be implemented in specific clinical areas across public hospitals.

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