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Anti-vaccination 'junk science' won't be banned: Lawrence Springborg

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Amy Remeikis Meryl Dorey and her Anti Vaccination-sceptics Network can say whatever they like about their “junk science”, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said.

Doctor contracts to be altered: Lawrence Springborg

Lawrence Springborg

Amy Remeikis The government has seemingly blinked in its stand-off with the state's senior doctors.

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Doctor contract dispute: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to talk directly to doctors

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says he no longer trusts doctors’ representative bodies to inform Queensland’s specialists what the government is doing, so he is bypassing them to talk to doctors...

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Newman preferred LNP Premier in Ashgrove

Campbell Newman opening his 2012 state election.

Amy Remeikis But Ashgrove voters overwhelmingly prefer Kate Jones as their local MP.

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Biala clinic scale-back bad for sex workers: Prostitution Licensing Authority

Cameron Atfield The Prostitution Licensing Authority has taken aim at the state government's decision to scale back a Brisbane sexual health clinic, saying GPs were often ill-equipped to deal with sex workers' needs.

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Queensland nurses, midwives secure wage rise

Queensland nurses and midwives are set to receive a 2.2 per cent pay rise.

Marissa Calligeros Queensland nurses and midwives will receive a 2.2 per cent pay rise from April 1 next year.

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No further CCC investigation for 'double dipping' doctors

Amy Remeikis Doctors accused of treating private patients in public hospitals.

State government lists Brisbane Dental Hospital buildings for sale

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Marissa Calligeros The Queensland government is planning to sell two CBD buildings which house Brisbane’s public dental hospital and the University of Queensland’s dental school.

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Campbell Newman: now and zen

Campbell Newman has seemingly found his inner peace.

Amy Remeikis Buoyed by recent poll results which showed the LNP government have not slipped further in popularity, Premier Campbell Newman has stepped up his re-branding strategy, moving from 'boring' to 'serene'.

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E-cigarettes to be treated same as tobacco under new Queensland legislation

Queensland is set to become the first Australian state to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional tobacco.

Amy Remeikis E-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco and other smoking products in Queensland, under new legislation to be introduced in parliament on Tuesday.

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Queensland Health probe not over clinical issues: Springborg

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has gone on the offence to assure Queenslanders the suspension and referral of two senior health bureaucrats to the Crime and Corruption Commission was not related...

Health executives stood down over nepotism claims

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg.

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore The chief executive of the state's largest health service allegedly asked for his daughter to be employed as a condition of a contract awarded by the Metro North Health and Hospital Board.

NBN could save Telehealth Program for rural Queenslanders

Amy Remeikis The government's Telehealth Program, which connects people in the bush to doctors in the city, is being hampered by poor internet speeds.

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Baby Alliyah Broadby set to go home after 14 months in hospital

Alliyah Broadby is heading home to the Gold Coast after 14 months in a Brisbane hospital.

Kristian Silva Unlike most youngest siblings, 14-month-old Alliyah Broadby isn't lucky enough to be surrounded by her brothers and sisters in the comforts of a family home.

Taxis in bid for failing bus routes

A Translink Go Card.

Cameron Atfield Taxis could be fitted with Go Card readers and replace unprofitable bus routes under a proposal put forward by the Taxi Council of Queensland on Tuesday.

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Queensland AIDS Council running out of testing kits

The Queensland AIDS Council says it is running out of free HIV testing kits.

Cameron Atfield Inner-city health service says Newman government is withholding free HIV testing kits.

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Queensland government hands out $25m in HIV and STI funding

A health worker draws blood for testing.

Cameron Atfield The Queensland government will provide $25.1 million over three years to help community groups combat HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and other blood-borne viruses.

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Rockhamption Hospital patient deaths, injuries under investigation

Authorities are investigating a number of patient deaths and injuries at Rockhampton Hospital.

Tony Moore Historical records show 18 patients have died and another 15 have suffered permanent harm as a result of mistakes at Rockhampton Hospital since 2011.

Top bureaucrats suspended from Metro North hospital board

Emergency department.

Tony Moore Two senior Queensland Health bureaucrats from the Brisbane Metro North Health District have been suspended.