Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat - page 2

Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie... Read More

  1. by   Helen46
    yeh - that would be nice. Im new here, a first year student, and a mum with two small children. This Australian site seems to mainly to attract foreigners asking questions about entering Australia (which is fine - a good place to get to know some Aussies if they come here), but it lacks Australians chatting to Australians (can you also change into a girl so I can chat about girly things - don't care much for sport *grin*)

    Helen

    Quote from gwenith
    Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie chat. We can then discuss issues like the Morris - oops Davis inquiry in Queensland and what it will mean for Q health and for the rest of Australia.

    We can talk cricket, sport and anything else that is just us.

    Say hello to new members dropping by.

    Generally find out what is happening in the rest of the country.

    I will make this thread a "sticky" so that it will always be at the top of the forum.
  2. by   Helen46
    Oops - sorry - just realized that your name is Gwenith, and that you are a girl thats into footy etc. genuine apologies for the 'changing into a girl comment'.

    Helen

    Quote from gwenith
    Having been guilty myself of hijacking threads saying hello and just chatting to my fellow Aussies I thought it might be worthwhile for us to have a thread that is just dedicated to general Aussie chat. We can then discuss issues like the Morris - oops Davis inquiry in Queensland and what it will mean for Q health and for the rest of Australia.

    We can talk cricket, sport and anything else that is just us.

    Say hello to new members dropping by.

    Generally find out what is happening in the rest of the country.

    I will make this thread a "sticky" so that it will always be at the top of the forum.
  3. by   Grace Oz
    Quote from helen46
    yeh - that would be nice. im new here, a first year student, and a mum with two small children. this australian site seems to mainly to attract foreigners asking questions about entering australia (which is fine - a good place to get to know some aussies if they come here), but it lacks australians chatting to australians (can you also change into a girl so i can chat about girly things - don't care much for sport *grin*)

    helen
    don't worry helen, there's plenty of others who don't care much for sport either. :uhoh21: post about whatever you wish to discuss, seek advice about, share etc. it doesn't have to be about sport!

    welcome to allnurses and the aussie forum. there are many aussies who read the posts, but they're too chickens*** to participate and join in the debates, discussions etc! :icon_roll they're what we call ... "lurkers"! :d

    you'll find this is the best nursing website on the planet!
    it must be, it tolerates us aussies!!
  4. by   gwenith


    That is right Grace!!

    But yeah! I wanted somewhere for us just to chat about general things without it being a formal thread or anything.

    At the moment here in QLD of course the Forster report is out. Overall good report for Q-health but there is a lot that can be improved - I love that man and Tony Morris - both have said we need to trim the beurocracy- someone is finally listening!!!
  5. by   Grace Oz
    Bureaucracy is one of the singular most reasons for the decline in what was once an excellent healthcare system in Australia. I have witnessed some totally absurb decision making, with detrimental outcomes, in my years as a nurse.
    As a healthcare consumer, and a support person of one, I've witnessed things that, if it weren't for me being a nurse, and knowing what I know, the outcomes could have been horrendous! And a lot had to do with useless, unnecessary, 'red tape!' :stone

    I'm pleased to read your post Gwenith, that Qld health at least is making progress.

    The thing I also came to be aware of in all the years nursing in various different states, is just how VASTLY different and in someways, polarised, we are as a nation in terms of how we deliver healthcare.
    When I went to Western Australia back in the late 70's, you'd have thought I'd materialised from another planet! The parochial attitude I found there was unbelievable! And dare I try to share with them any knowledge I had, (which CLEARLY, they didn't!), I was promptly informed; "well, you're NOT in Sydney now, and this is how we do it here!". Well, excuse me! So you desire to stay stuck in nursing as it's always been done and never progress, learn and develop???!!! It was incredible! Thankfully, they've come a long way since those days! With more people migrating between the states and territories, there's less of a "them and us" attitude. More intergration & acceptance of those who have something to offer and share. More willingness to learn from people from another state, health facility etc.

    Hmmmm, sounds a lot similar to the story told by immigrants to our land, doesn't it? :icon_roll But that's another story for another day..........
  6. by   aussiestudent
    Hey All,
    Just wondering is this Forum for those who are doing div 1 or doing div 2 student nurses (or sen's or en).
    Jane
    p.s armageddon is the best movie ever!!!!!
    Last edit by aussiestudent on Oct 8, '05
  7. by   Interested Party
    Well Gwenith, it was a slow start but looks like some Aussie nurses, nursing student and whoever else, have found this thread.

    I have not followed up on the Forster recommendations as I have been on pms and nights. Some of my colleagues are apprehensive, some say that same recommendations have been made but nothing done, some are hopeful. What more do you know, Gwenith? I do believe that we will benefit because of Forster's Report as there have been lots of media coverage on both Forster and Morris. Davies have been a little low key ................. I wonder what's happening.
  8. by   wenndy
    Hello...I just hope you could help me out with my query about the Bridging Course Program for nurses in Western Australia... Do I have to apply at the Nurses Board first or at the University where I intend to take the said course? My papers was already assessed by the nurses board and i was told that my BSN degree is sufficient enough for me to take the bridging course...What would be my next move? Your reply would be highly appreciated..Thanks so much!!! Good day :wink2:
  9. by   sammybabie
    Hello
    Just wanted to say hello. I'm a UK trained nurse working in NZ. Been here 2.5 years and going to stay.

    SB
  10. by   Adel
    Just wanted to pop in and say Hi, My names Heidi and I'm moving to Adelaide next year from Sydney to start the Bachelor of Nursing Pre-Registration Course at Flinders.
  11. by   gwenith
    Welcome to all the new people!!
  12. by   talaxandra
    Wenndy - I'd try the university first, seeing as the board has already said okay. You can always ask the uni what they think, too. Good luck
  13. by   Grace Oz
    G'day all,
    Welcome from me too to all the newcomers.

    Adel, you'll enjoy your time at Flinders and life in Adelaide. You'll certainly notice how much cheaper it is to live than in Sydney!
    PM me if I can be of any help.

    Oh, and hello you lurkers! :chuckle We know you're there!

    Gwenith, hope the leave period was refreshing and you managed to accomplish the things you wanted. It's always hard to return to work after a break.
    No more news for now ...
    Cheers

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