Media Releases

Older Australians deserve healthcare security

Thursday 30th September, 2010

Australian Nursing Federation’s federal secretary Lee Thomas, said that tomorrow, International Day of Older Persons, is a good time to remember that Australia is failing many of its older… Read more

Urgent action required in aged care

Wednesday 15th September, 2010

Australia’s aged care system faces further decline without urgent action to improve staffing levels and working conditions in the sector, the ANF said today in response to a new Access… Read more

ANF membership increase across health system

Monday 13th September, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has revealed a massive increase in its membership across the Australian health system, with almost 25,000 new members joining the union in the past 12… Read more

ANF welcomes Labor government

Wednesday 8th September, 2010

Nurses and midwives will welcome the opportunity to work with the new Labor Government towards much needed reform of Australia’s health care system, the Australian Nursing Federation said… Read more

Federal health blind spot is aged care

Wednesday 11th August, 2010

Today’s health debate between Minister Nicola Roxon and opposition health minister Peter Dutton failed to address one of the biggest challenges facing our community: aged care. ANF federal… Read more

Election 2010: time to think about health

Saturday 17th July, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation said health needed to be top priority for voters when they go to the polls on August 21. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the impending election today.… Read more

Scholarships a win for nurses and midwives

Thursday 15th July, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation has welcomed the announcement that the Royal College of Nursing, Australia will administer the new national nursing scholarship scheme. The federal government has… Read more

Workforce issues key in mental health

Sunday 4th July, 2010

The ANF welcomes initiatives to improve mental health services in Australia but warns that workforce issues must be addressed as part of a broader health reform agenda with a focus on primary health… Read more

New leadership for nurses and midwives

Thursday 1st July, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation has a new leadership team with Lee Thomas assuming the role of federal secretary and Yvonne Chaperon taking on the federal assistant secretary position from today… Read more

Health identifiers a good start on e-health

Friday 25th June, 2010

ANF Federal Secretary elect Lee Thomas welcomes the introduction of the Healthcare Identifiers Act saying it will improve patient safety and care by giving nurses and midwives access to electronic… Read more