Media Releases

Nurses send sympathies to the people of NZ

Wednesday 23rd February, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation said nurses, assistants in nursing and midwives send their deepest sympathies to the people of New Zealand and those in Christchurch following the earthquake… Read more

More NPs needed in aged care

Monday 21st February, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation said figures showing nursing home residents are experiencing high rates of depression is a reminder that we need more skilled staff, such as nurse practitioners, in… Read more

Move forward with health reform

Friday 11th February, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation urges the Federal Government and its state and territory counterparts to move ahead with vital health reforms, at next Monday’s (14 February) COAG meeting.… Read more

Aged care bonds must be capped

Friday 4th February, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation says media reports of aged care residents paying up to $2 million in bonds highlights the urgent need for reforms that ensure equity of access and quality of care.… Read more

Andrew Robb invokes WorkChoices ghost

Friday 4th February, 2011

Coalition Finance Spokesman Andrew Robb has resurrected the ‘dead and buried’ ghost of WorkChoices by telling participants at a Young Liberals convention changes under the Fair Work… Read more

ANF supports calls for more aged care funding

Wednesday 2nd February, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has welcomed calls from the Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association (CPSA) of NSW for greater funding of the aged care industry. In response to… Read more

Government urged to review aged care report

Monday 24th January, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has called on the Federal Government to urgently review the Productivity Commission’s draft report in to the aged care sector. ANF federal secretary,… Read more

Australia must support flood victims

Tuesday 11th January, 2011

The Australian Nursing Federation said nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing send their deep sympathies to those experiencing hardship and tragedy in Queensland and Northern NSW. ANF Federal… Read more

ANF leadership endorsed for four year term

Thursday 16th December, 2010

Lee Thomas will hold the position of Australian Nursing Federation’s Federal Secretary for the next four years after today being elected unopposed. Ms Thomas said, “It is an honour to… Read more

Aged Care workforce issues outstanding

Wednesday 8th December, 2010

The federal government must boost the number of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing working in aged care and address the wage gap in the sector, the ANF said in response to… Read more

ANF welcomes cheaper medicines legislation

Tuesday 23rd November, 2010

Consumers will benefit from the passage of legislation in the Senate last night that will provide cheaper medicines to Australians, ANF federal secretary Lee Thomas said today. Proposed changes to… Read more