Queensland laws forcing women interstate for abortions

JANA GABRIJEL Women are being forced to spend thousands of dollars at private clinics or flying interstate for terminations because of Queensland’s restrictive reproductive laws, a Brisbane Law Professor has said. Abortion is the only … [Read more...]

Health cuts bite tertiary care services  

DANIEL BACKHAUS The official hospital for the G20 has been the scene of protests over cutbacks to radiology, nursing and other outpatient services. Speaking at a rally outside the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital on Monday, Shadow Minister for … [Read more...]

Queensland suffers nurse shortage while graduates struggle for jobs

RANUI HARMER Australia is reportedly suffering severe nursing shortages with nearly 17,000 workers required for public and private hospitals and aged care facilities. Queensland Health needs an additional 14,000 nurses by 2014 before … [Read more...]