Media Releases

Better staffing can stop the suffering in nursing homes

Sunday 16th September, 2018

A Royal Commission will do nothing to fix the crisis in aged care unless the Government introduces mandated staffing ratios in residential nursing homes as a matter of urgency, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Senators standing up for our elderly residents

Tuesday 11th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has thanked those Federal Senators who stood up for elderly Australians by supporting a Bill aimed at ensuring safe, quality care is provided to our vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

Time to put aged care before ‘corporate welfare’

Tuesday 4th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the top for-profit aged care providers, which accept over $2Billion in taxpayer subsidies, to use the funding to guarantee quality care for all their elderly residents - and for the Government to cease what can only be described as “corporate welfare”. Read more

Senate Inquiry will 'shine a light' on questionable financial practices of for-profit aged care providers

Tuesday 17th July, 2018

The author of a report commissioned by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) showing that Australia’s top for-profit aged care providers have posted large profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies will today give evidence to a Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers. Read more

ANMF announces new Federal Executive positions

Tuesday 19th June, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australia Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Annie Butler as its new Federal Secretary. Ms Butler replaces Ms Lee Thomas, who stepped-down from the role, in December, 2017. Read more

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY HIGHLIGHTS MISTREATMENT OF ELDERLY AUSTRALIANS

Friday 15th June, 2018

Today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marks a day when people come together to voice their opposition to the abuse and suffering that is inflicted on older people around the globe, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says today is a day for Australians to recognise and call out the systemic mistreatment and neglect of our elderly living in residential aged care because of chronic understaffing. Read more

ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge to restore funding for public hospitals

Thursday 10th May, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the Opposition’s pledge to restore $2.8 Billion to public hospitals, unfairly slashed from health budgets by a succession of Coalition governments, saying it will help hard-working nurses and midwives deliver better care to people in their communities. Read more

Budget fails to deliver improved staffing in aged care

Tuesday 8th May, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed aged care funding in the 2018/19 Federal Budget for additional home care packages, but says this will not fix the crisis in aged care and is disappointed that, once again, the Government has failed to address the urgent need for safe staffing in nursing homes. Read more

ANMF Media Release

Friday 4th May, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched a new national petition calling for greater transparency and accountability in the Government funding of the for-profit aged care sector after a report found Australia’s top nursing home operators are making massive profits by benefiting from $2.17 billion in taxpayer funded subsidies – at the expense of residents living in nursing homes. Read more

Aged care providers putting profits before their responsibility to care

Wednesday 2nd May, 2018

Australia’s top six aged care providers, some with foreign ownership, posted enormous profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies, using various loopholes, corporate structures and discretionary trusts to avoid paying their fair share of tax, according to a new report examining tax avoidance in the rapidly-growing aged care sector. Read more

Better staffing will fix the crisis in aged care

Tuesday 17th April, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) does not dispute Minister Ken Wyatt’s recent comments that the government was working hard to ensure older Australians had the best care possible, but it does reject his claim that increasing staffing levels won’t necessarily solve the problems in aged care. Read more

Crisis in aged care continues: Minister must act

Thursday 5th April, 2018

The declining quality of care in residential aged care facilities, as highlighted once again by last night’s ABC 7.30 report, must be addressed without any further delay, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Ratios For Aged Care. Make Them Law. Now.

Monday 19th March, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is sending a message to all federal politicians with a new public awareness campaign calling for staff ratios in aged care to be legislated as a matter of urgency – to protect vulnerable, older nursing home residents who are the victims of Australia’s crisis in aged care. Read more