Put the Liberals last this election
Nov13

Put the Liberals last this election

There are really great outcomes in our new public sector agreement that a Liberal government would have never approved and would have held up indefinitely. For example, improvements in annual leave entitlements, rostering protocols, backfill provisions and establishing a pharmacist leave relief pool would been opposed by a Liberal government. We’ve reviewed the health policies of the major parties at this year’s state election. In...

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Victorian Long Service Leave Act
Nov08

Victorian Long Service Leave Act

Many members may have heard about the new Victorian Long Service Leave Act, which will soon be coming into force. We’re happy to inform members that it has no bearing on the employment arrangements of our members who work in public health and for other employers covered by an enterprise agreement. The Act is only a safety net for people who don’t have an entitlement under an award or an enterprise agreement. While we understand that...

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State election must be the Health election
Nov07

State election must be the Health election

With everything that is going on in the federal parliament it is easy to overlook the fact that Victorians will be going to the polls to elect a new state government in November. In fact the election is now only 29 days away. There have been real improvements having a Labor Government, particularly in relation to negotiating a new public health sector agreement. There are really great outcomes in our new public sector agreement that a...

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AHP Annual General Meeting
Oct30

AHP Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Hospital Pharmacists will be on 29 November starting at 1pm and will be held in Seminar Room 2, Function Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital – 300 Grattan Street, Parkville.

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Australia Needs a Pay Rise Rally
Oct08

Australia Needs a Pay Rise Rally

Join us on 23 October for a country wide rally for a pay rise. Reports have suggested that real wages are rising relative to the cost of living but these reports are wrong! Real wages are going backwards for more than four in five workers. The wages crisis in Australia has become acute under the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison government. In June 2011 real disposable income was $12,066 and in June 2018 it was $11,987. Since the 2013 federal...

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NPAAC Supervision changes about vested interests not patient outcomes
Sep18

NPAAC Supervision changes about vested interests not patient outcomes

The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) has recently made a couple of decisions that appears to be entirely about vested interests rather than ensuring the best patient outcomes. Under current regulations, a major pathology service may be under the direction, control and full-time supervision of a pathologist, or senior scientist who is expert in the group, or groups, concerned. The new NPAAC Standards...

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