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Pharmacy students “eager to work with the government” to secure placement payments   Placement poverty will force some pharmacy students to drop out if the government does not extend the eligibility for …

Suggestions that the feminisation of the pharmacy workforce is contributing to the stagnation of wages is up for debate  Readers of the AJP have shared mixed responses to a South …

Politician highlights decline in pharmacists’ wages as more women enter the profession  Reforms aimed at tackling domestic violence in South Australia are being welcomed, but opposition MP says more needs …

Hundreds of overseas-trained pharmacists are ready to come to Australia, but sponsorship costs and internship requirements are limiting opportunities  Pharmacy workforce shortages are being exacerbated by costs associated with recruiting …

Pharmacy owners are starting to change their pay models to reward staff based on their capacity to deliver new services, recruiter says  Pharmacists who upskill to deliver new services through …

Pharmacists no longer want to work 40 to 50 hours a week, recruiter tells owners  Pharmacy proprietors are being advised to offer flexible working arrangements to attract and retain staff. …

Rapid increases to the rates of pay given to locum pharmacists in recent years are set to taper off, recruiter says  After five years of significant pay increases, locums are …

Pharmacists are being urged to keep calm and contact their professional indemnity insurer if they receive an AHPRA notification  Data from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) shows that …

Prime Minister keen to deliver “constructive and balanced” industrial relations reforms  Labor is committed to being both “pro-business and pro-worker”, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese claims.   Speaking at the Council …

Access to primary healthcare in rural areas is set to get worse in the coming years, if steps are not taken to encourage practitioners to go to the bush  Steps …

ACTU pushes for a 5% increase to award rates in its submission to the Annual Wage Review  Pharmacists earning award rates could see their pay increase by 5% if the …

Rural pharmacists often struggle to secure relief coverage, despite government funding  Staff recruitment, retention and access to locum services are among the biggest challenges facing rural pharmacies, a study finds.  …