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MP Kelvin Thomson stands up for nurses against 457 visa abuse


"The proportion of international nurses who we bring into Australia each year on 457 visas is comparable to the proportion of nurse graduates who find themselves unable to find work. Seriously, how are Australian nurses meant to transition from graduate into experienced nurses if the opportunities to work, experience and refine their skills are not available to them? It is wrong and foolish and short-sighted that Australian nurses are not given employment priority." (Kelvin Thomson) On 14th June Kelvin Thomson will be speaking at a forum on population which nurses are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.

Fun: are we getting enough?

Is life as much fun as it should be or are our opportunities for enjoyment in daily life eroding? Brolga-Brolga explores the notion of a Gross National Fun Quotient and finds that Australia is deficient in this vital national resource.

Ballieu Government nurse-bashing violates UN Labor rights convention

Australia had the world's first Labor government ever and ratified the United Nations' International Labour Organisation's "Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention" in 1973, but in 2011 nurses are threatened with jail when they take industrial action.
Footage of 24 Nov 2011 nurses' march on Parliament on Channel 9 plus coverage of associated and earlier related news on Channel 9 (interrupted by Pringles and Westpac ads).

Nurses and Community March on Parliament this Thursday

Yes! Nurses have penetrated Candobetter.net!
Community Rally - Wear Red this Thursday - 23 November 2011! Meet at 12:30pm outside Myer in the Bourke Street Mall then march to Parliament for a Rally at 1.00 pm. Please encourage your family and friends to attend this very important rally to tell the Baillieu Government that the Victorian community supports nurses in their fight to maintain and improve nurse patient ratios and ensure a high quality public health system.
Victorian Public Sector Nurses and Midwives Community Rally.

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