Media Releases

Aged Care: Time for 24/7 Registered Nurses

Friday 5th February, 2016

A Registered Nurse (RN) on-duty in all nursing homes - 24/7! That’s the message the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is sending to the upcoming Federal Senate Inquiry in to the future of Australia’s aged care workforce, to ensure we have dignity for older Australians living in aged care facilities. Read more

Time to Demand Dignity for Older Australians

Friday 29th January, 2016

As the Federal Senate prepares to hold a public Inquiry into the future of Australia’s aged care workforce, the ANMF’s Acting Federal Secretary Annie Butler is urging people who have “an experience, a concern or an issue about aged care, to come forward and tell their story”. Read more

Nurses, Midwives and their Patients all suffer if Penalty Rates Cut

Monday 25th January, 2016

Nurses and midwives working in Australia’s public hospitals would receive a pay cut of over $1900 a year, while all nurses, midwives and carers working in acute and aged care would be $359 million a year worse off if their Sunday penalty rates were reduced to Saturday rates, according to a new report by the McKell Institute, titled “The Importance of Penalty Rates for Our Health Workforce”. Read more

ANMF will fight to save Medicare in 2016

Wednesday 13th January, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) starts 2016 with a renewed campaign to save Australia’s successful system of universal healthcare after the MYEFO showed the Turnbull Government will slash $650 million from bulk-billing incentives for diagnostic imaging and pathology services. Read more

PM must rule out any cuts to penalty rates

Tuesday 22nd December, 2015

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has renewed calls for the Turnbull Government to rule out any cuts to penalty rates, following the release of the Productivity Commission’s (PC) final report into Australia’s workplace relations system. Read more

No Christmas Joy for Nurses Worried about Penalty Rates

Sunday 13th December, 2015

While families across Australia are busy making Christmas plans, members of the country’s largest health and aged care union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), are busy planning shift work away from their loved ones. Read more

ANMF calls for a better super system for women

Thursday 19th November, 2015

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is appearing before a Senate Standing Committee on Economics inquiring into economic security for women in retirement in Sydney today, arguing the need for a more equitable superannuation system for women workers. Read more

249,000 reasons the ANMF is fighting on

Thursday 22nd October, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased to announce a 12 per cent increase in its membership across the Australian health system – rising to a record 249,000 members. Read more

Minister Ley, we need an aged care workforce strategy

Wednesday 7th October, 2015

Australia’s largest health and aged care union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined with Labor, other unions and industry stakeholders in continuing to stress the urgent need for an aged care workforce strategy. Read more

ANMF says a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay

Wednesday 23rd September, 2015

Following last month’s release of the Productivity Commission’s (PC) draft report in the Workplace Relations Framework, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will take part in Consultation Hearings in Melbourne today (Wednesday 23 September), to argue why nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing (AIN’s) must continue to have decent wages and working conditions under any changes to the IR system. Read more

Opportunities aplenty for Turnbull’s Ministry

Monday 21st September, 2015

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull’s first Ministry and congratulated him on the elevation of many more women into Cabinet. Read more

ANMF Condemns Comments Regarding Elderly

Friday 21st August, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has passed a Resolution condemning comments made by the Northern Territory (NT) Health John Elferink about cutting funding for the elderly in their final stages of life. Read more

We need jobs for our nurses and midwives

Tuesday 11th August, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the lack of jobs for local nurses and midwives continues to be one of the profession’s biggest workforce issues, following the release of a report showing more than 9,000 nurses and midwives are looking for work. Read more

ANMF says the attack on penalty rates has begun

Tuesday 4th August, 2015

The country’s largest heath union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it is extremely concerned the draft recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report into workplace relations threaten Australia’s current IR system. Read more