- Mabuiag Island nurse rape -

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  • Failure to help nurses `a disgrace'
    THE Queensland Government has ordered a statewide audit of security for nurses accommodation following the rape of a nurse on Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait, and condemned its health department for failing to act on an internal risk assessment into... read more
  • Security boost after island rape
    THE Queensland Government has bowed to union pressure to immediately improve security at all Torres Strait medical centres after a nurse was raped in her government-provided accommodation on Mabuiag Island. The Queensland Nurses Union is threatening to... read more
  • Nurses threaten to quit remote centres
    THE Queensland Nurses Union has threatened to leave medical centres in remote communities unstaffed unless the state Government urgently provides more security. The union demand that clinics in remote communities have at least two staff follows the rape... read more
  • Service boycott risk over island rape
    SENIOR Queensland bureaucrats will hold an urgent meeting today with Torres Strait Islander leaders on Mabuiag Island to try to avert a public service boycott of indigenous communities following the rape of a nurse on Mabuiag last month. Up to a dozen... read more
  • Desperate hours of island rape victim
    HER trembling fingers pressed the buttons to dial Triple O. She screamed -- the phone was dead. Outside the unlocked medical centre on the Torres Strait island of Mabuiag she could hear voices, laughter and wolf-whistles from her alleged attacker and... read more
  • Red tape stopped nurse's evacuation
    A BREAKDOWN in communications has been blamed for the failure by Queensland Health to evacuate a nurse raped on a remote Torres Strait island. In a further humiliating backdown, the department yesterday paid the nurse for the first time since she was... read more
  • Lose pay if you go, raped nurse told
    A NURSE who was raped on remote Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait was told by Queensland Health immediately after the attack that if she left the island she would have the days away deducted from her leave. The Australian has been told the nurse had... read more
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