Media Releases

Nurses tell how changes to their penalty rates cut deep

Tuesday 28th March, 2017

A delegation of aged care nurses and assistants in nursing (AIN) from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have travelled to Canberra today to meet with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and raise their concerns about the potential impacts of penalty rates cuts under proposals put forward by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Read more

ANMF commemorates Gayle Woodford’s life and tragic death

Thursday 23rd March, 2017

On the first anniversary of outback nurse Gayle Woodford’s murder, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says systemic changes need to be implemented to better protect its members working in isolated, remote communities. Read more

Welcoming Sally McManus as first female ACTU Secretary

Wednesday 15th March, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today welcomed the election of Sally McManus as Secretary of the ACTU – the first time a woman has held the position in the peak union body. Read more

FWC decision risks nurses and midwives’ penalty rates

Friday 10th March, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new legal advice regarding the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) recent decision on penalty rates confirms its fears that nurses and midwives working in some parts of the health and aged care sectors are also at risk of losing their penalty rates and entitlements. Read more

IWD highlights the challenges for working women

Wednesday 8th March, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017 recognises the crucial role nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing (AIN) play in delivering quality care to the community and also highlights how many women are still suffering pay disparity. Read more

Low paid workers ‘robbed’ of penalty rates

Thursday 23rd February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has condemned a decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates across three industries, labeling it as a “cruel attack on the some of the country’s lowest-paid, and very often, female workers.” Read more

ANMF urges Senators to reject Government’s sneaky cuts to PPL

Thursday 9th February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging the Nick Xenophon Team and other cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s latest underhand attempt at cutting paid parental leave (PPL) for working families. Read more

ANMF keeps up the fight against Government’s backflip on PPL

Wednesday 1st February, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) continues its campaign against the Turnbull Government’s backflip on paid parental leave (PPL), with ANMF officials and a frontline nurse giving evidence to a Senate Inquiry in Melbourne today. Read more

Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives

Wednesday 18th January, 2017

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the Government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged care sectors and the delivery of quality care. Read more

Finally, we have the answer for aged care

Friday 2nd December, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has released the National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and has collected evidence relating to the need for a staffing methodology that considers both staffing levels (the right number) and skills mix (the right qualification) for residential aged care. Read more

Nurses tell the Senate that the elderly deserve better

Monday 31st October, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today will tell Federal Senators how the Turnbull Government’s $1.8 billion in funding cuts has created a crisis in aged care - with frail nursing home residents now unable to get basic standards of care. Read more

ANMF helps secure backdown on Border Force Act

Thursday 20th October, 2016

Nurses and midwives have welcomed the Federal Government’s backdown over threats to jail health professionals who publically spoke out about the poor conditions experienced by asylum seekers in offshore detention centres. Read more

Senate must reject new moves to cut paid parental leave

Thursday 20th October, 2016

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is re-issuing its warnings about the wide-range of detrimental impacts that cuts to paid parental leave (PPL) would have on mothers and their babies. Read more

ANMF welcomes review of aged care funding cuts

Wednesday 14th September, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says it’s encouraged by today’s announcement that the Opposition is moving to force a Review of the $1.8 billion in funding cuts to the aged care sector. Read more

It’s time to take equal pay seriously, Mr Turnbull

Thursday 8th September, 2016

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says we should use Equal Pay Day (EPD) 2016 as an opportunity to highlight the ongoing wage disparity being experienced by its members working across the health and aged care workforce. Read more