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Public service workers furious as treasurer spends big on consultants

By ALLISON HORE Public service workers have hit out at the NSW Government for spending big on private consultants while cutting the wage increase of public sector employees.  In November last year, NSW treasurer Dominic Perottet revealed a plan to replace stamp duty with an annual land tax on newly bought or sold properties. The […]

Darlinghurst businesses back nurses

By ALLISON HORE Businesses in Darlinghurst have shown their support for a campaign against the wage freeze for public sector workers. Representatives from the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) have been knocking on the doors of businesses around the St Vincent's hospital to rally support for the campaign. The NSW government’s proposed wage freeze […]

Lockout laws take new twist

Opinion By ANDREW WOODHOUSE Kings Cross is at the epicentre of a storm. This week the state government’s Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s Night Time Economy delivered its report. It recommended 40 changes to controversial lockout laws. Lockouts were introduced in February 2014 to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence. Teenager, Daniel Christie, died in January 2014, the […]

Vapes of wrath

by JOHN MOYLE In the wake of recent reports in the US of a number of vaping-related deaths, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer weighed into the controversy with a statement condemning the practice. “There is growing evidence implicating e-cigarettes in a range of harms to individual and population health,” Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Australia […]

THE HEALING ARTS PROGRAM

St Vincent’s Hospital is launching its Healing Arts Program this year and will be displaying a variety of artists over the coming months. The philosophy behind the Healing Arts Program is to take holistic care to the next level by introducing art into all areas of the hospital including corridors, waiting areas, interview rooms, and […]

Medical miracles in our midst

The two public hospitals that serve this paper’s readership enjoy an excellent reputation. One has its own story. It was set up with more than usual control by a team of trained nurses. The nurses were in a religious order that enjoyed particular respect as professionals from politicians and doctors. The order obtained land in […]