Media Releases

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

Let nurses fix aged care

Monday 31st May, 2010

The Australian Nursing Federation Assistant Secretary Lee Thomas said newly emerged claims of nursing home neglect highlighted the importance of continued government reform in the aged care sector. Read more

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