Push to boost practice nurse pay

Australia's largest nursing union says it wants practice nurses to receive the same pay rates as those working in hospitals.

The Australian Nursing Federation is currently before Fair Work Australia seeking the right to collectively bargain on behalf of nurses working in hundreds of general practices across Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.

At a hearing on 3 September, the union’s acting federal secretary, Yvonne Chaperon, flagged the intention to try to win practice nurses