Media Releases

Abbott’s unhealthy budget response

Friday 14th May, 2010

Opposition leader Tony Abbott’s budget response threatens to undermine much needed reform of Australia’s health care system, the Australian Nursing Federation said today. ANF federal… Read more

International Nurses’ Day

Wednesday 12th May, 2010

Ged Kearney, Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) said International Nurses’ Day was an important day for nurses all around the world. “It is very fitting today… Read more

The world needs more midwives

Wednesday 5th May, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation would like to congratulate midwives on International Midwives Day. Midwives around the world celebrate the 'International Day of the Midwife' on May 5th… Read more

Listen to our hardworking teachers, say nurses

Tuesday 4th May, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation is urging a rethink on the unreasonable government approach to teachers’ response to the advent of league tables for schools. Federal Secretary Ged Kearney… Read more

Nurses and midwives say no to nukes

Sunday 2nd May, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation is urging Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith to lobby for the elimination of nuclear weapons at this month’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review… Read more

ANF welcomes government anti-smoking action

Thursday 29th April, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation today welcomed the Australian Government’s comprehensive anti-smoking initiatives as an improvement in measures to address public health concerns. ANF… Read more

ANF welcomes ANMC as accrediting body

Tuesday 27th April, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation today welcomed the announcement that the newly constituted Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council will be the independent accrediting body for nursing and… Read more

New funding model should improve patient care

Wednesday 31st March, 2010

Australian Nursing Federation welcomes a new Federal Government announcement on block funding for diabetes care in general practice. Federal Secretary Ged Kearney said the announcement heralded a… Read more