16 Days of Activism 2021

25 November marks the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global initiative designed to galvanise individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities, gender-based violence and take action to prevent violence before it starts. Stopping violence against women means believing survivors; adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the causes of violence; transform harmful...

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Going home on time is important
Nov23

Going home on time is important

Whether you work in community, private or public healthcare, going home on time is important. Doing unpaid work does very real harm. There are numerous research reports about the very negative impact of doing long hours without taking breaks and the stress of huge workloads. It can lead to mental health issues and real physical impacts including things like heart attacks and strokes. Not only does unpaid work have a very real and...

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Go Home On Time Day 2021
Nov17

Go Home On Time Day 2021

It’s Go Home On Time Day! Doing unpaid work means you’re missing out on spending time with your friends and family; and doing what you love to do. Make sure you go home on time today. You can find out more about Go Home On Time Day here. Here’s your pass to going home on...

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Organiser / Industrial Officer
Nov16

Organiser / Industrial Officer

The Medical Scientists Association of Victoria is an autonomous component association of Health Services Union – Victoria No 4 Branch. The MSAV represents a range of science qualified health professionals in the public and private health sectors in Victoria. The MSAV is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic all-rounder to work as part of a small, progressive team. Our team perform a wide range of duties incorporating all facets of...

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Mental Health Workforce Strategy
Oct26

Mental Health Workforce Strategy

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System (RC) recommended, as part of its final report, that the Department of Health develop, implement and maintain a Workforce Strategy and Implementation Plan by the end of 2021 (Recommendation 57). The new Mental Health and Wellbeing Division of the Department has established a Workforce Advisory Group (WTAG) which is meeting at least meet monthly until December 2021, when the...

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Reforming private pathology in public health
Oct25

Reforming private pathology in public health

In this year’s State budget it was acknowledged that private pathology providers in our public health care system have not delivered, with their significant divestment in people and equipment needed to deliver world-class health care. The funding delivered in the budget will be used to begin to consolidate existing public pathology laboratories into merged pathology services. The funding will be used to improve capacity and...

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