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Wednesday, 6 August, 2014 - 13:12

Children at risk in immigration detention centres says Nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA) expressed their deep concerns regarding the health of children seeking asylum who are detained in offshore detention centres in their joint submission to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. Both organisations agree that detention centres are inappropriate...

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Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 14:11

FGM Learning – a valuable resource related to female genital mutilation

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), in conjunction with the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), have today officially launched FGM Learning, a website for nurses, midwives and other health professionals who work with women and girls affected by, or at risk of, female genital mutilation (FGM).

Tuesday, 3 June, 2014 - 12:37

Medicare co-payment defies universal health coverage says Australian College of Nursing

While global efforts are being made to encourage nations to develop universal health coverage (UHC), the introduction of the proposed co-payment for a GP visit announced in the recent Federal Budget shows that Australia is undermining widespread access to health care; something which has the potential to adversely affect many Australians.

Saturday, 24 May, 2014 - 14:47

ACN congratulates nurses involved in record transplant surgeries

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) would like to acknowledge the expertise and contribution of the many nurses involved in the largest live kidney donation and transplant swap, that took place across four major hospitals in Melbourne last Thursday 22 May.

The nurses involved have been fundamental in the delivery of such a remarkable medical marathon; which if successful, will...

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