Media Releases

Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

Thursday 26th October, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions to fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

ANMF votes for new national aged care campaign

Friday 13th October, 2017

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have declared their unanimous support for a new national campaign aimed at fixing the crisis in aged care, for the sake of elderly nursing home residents and their families. Read more

Nurses say aged care staffing levels ‘inadequate’

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

More than 92% of nurses and aged workers responding to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national workforce survey say they are being asked to care for the same number of nursing home residents with less staff or less rostered care hours. Read more

ANMF outraged at sacking of Blue Care nurses

Wednesday 9th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is outraged that Blue Care, an agency of UnitingCare Queensland, has sacked 11 highly qualified enrolled nurses across its Bundaberg facilities. Read more

ANMF supporting free vote on marriage equality

Monday 7th August, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) condemns any attempts by Coalition MPs to hold a costly national plebiscite on marriage equality and instead urges the Government to allow a free vote on same-sex marriage as soon as possible. Read more

ALP supporting more nurses in aged care

Friday 4th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public acknowledgement of the urgent need for improved levels of nursing staff in the under-resourced aged care sector. Read more

Now it’s Blue Care cutting nursing hours for elderly residents

Tuesday 1st August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is alarmed that another major aged care provider is slashing hundreds of nursing hours and compromising the quantity and quality of care being provided to elderly nursing home residents. Read more

Residents, nurses and carers - losers in Southern Cross ‘blame game’

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

Elderly nursing home residents, nursing and care staff are the victims of the “blame game” between Southern Cross Care (SCC) and the Federal Government over a decision by SCC to slash over 2000 crucial nursing hours from its aged care facilities, according to the Australian Nursing Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Minister must act to stop slashing of care hours

Thursday 13th July, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Aged Care Minister to stop a national aged care provider from carrying out wide-ranging nursing cuts and underpaying other workers at its aged care facilities. Read more

Politicians Get Hefty Pay Rises … While Workers Lose Their Penalty Rates

Saturday 1st July, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases being handed out to federal politicians - on the same weekend that thousands of workers across three different sectors will have their all-important Sunday penalty rates cut. Read more

Surely it’s time for Government to fix aged care

Wednesday 21st June, 2017

The wide-ranging recommendations of a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s under-resourced aged care workforce should finally be enough for the Federal Government to take urgent action to introduce minimum nurse and staffing requirements in nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Poor staffing in aged care resulting in abuse of elderly

Thursday 15th June, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the Government to fix the crisis in aged care, in the wake of a new damning report which contains disturbing evidence showing how the lack of minimum staffing regulations and appropriate skills mix has resulted in the abuse of elderly, vulnerable nursing home patients. Read more