How to pay your rent in spades

The number of nurses employed in Australia has doubled since the start of the year, according to the latest figures.Photo: Supplied But the trend is still lagging behind the rise in the number of beds occupied, which has grown by more than 400,000 in the year to March, according the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.The trend in the nurse workforce is even more alarming when...

How to cope with a nursing crisis

The last nursing crisis that Australians faced was the Great Australian Worrying in July 2000, when the ABC's The Drum exposed the true cost of care and how it was costing billions of dollars.The program revealed how the cost of caring for the elderly and people with dementia was staggering.Since then, we have had numerous crises, from the coronavirus pandemic, to the introduction of Medicare.The...