Healthcare still in high demand with job ads on the rise

When coronavirus reached Australia, it had a sweeping and widespread ramifications on the job market, with many employees being made redundant, businesses shutting down or reducing staff hours. But it was a time that saw the country’s healthcare sector increasingly busy. This is unlikely to come as a shock to …

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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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