What the 2020-21 budget means for Australia’s health sector

On 6 October, the government delivered its 2020-21 budget while the nation grapples with the biggest health crisis in a century.

Here, we provide a snapshot of the sectors that will benefit, those that perhaps missed out, how the budget could affect healthcare workers, as well as the industry’s response.

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The pandemic’s impacts on Australia’s healthcare workforce

Even before COVID-19 reached Australian shores, the country’s healthcare sector faced difficulties, including maintaining sufficient numbers of experienced health professionals and carers to meet the growing demands of an ageing population and increases in chronic disease. The pandemic has placed even greater demands on the sector, and created a shift …

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New healthcare job opportunities in a fast-developing sectors

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Australia’s healthcare sector, although not always as predicted. It has shown the need for a shift in the country’s healthcare sector that will see increased funding, education and, above all, the need for more skilled healthcare professionals.

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