Media Releases

Finally, we have the answer for aged care

Friday 2nd December, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has released the National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and has collected evidence relating to the need for a staffing methodology that considers both staffing levels (the right number) and skills mix (the right qualification) for residential aged care. Read more

Nurses tell the Senate that the elderly deserve better

Monday 31st October, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today will tell Federal Senators how the Turnbull Government’s $1.8 billion in funding cuts has created a crisis in aged care - with frail nursing home residents now unable to get basic standards of care. Read more

ANMF helps secure backdown on Border Force Act

Thursday 20th October, 2016

Nurses and midwives have welcomed the Federal Government’s backdown over threats to jail health professionals who publically spoke out about the poor conditions experienced by asylum seekers in offshore detention centres. Read more

Senate must reject new moves to cut paid parental leave

Thursday 20th October, 2016

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is re-issuing its warnings about the wide-range of detrimental impacts that cuts to paid parental leave (PPL) would have on mothers and their babies. Read more

ANMF welcomes review of aged care funding cuts

Wednesday 14th September, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says it’s encouraged by today’s announcement that the Opposition is moving to force a Review of the $1.8 billion in funding cuts to the aged care sector. Read more

It’s time to take equal pay seriously, Mr Turnbull

Thursday 8th September, 2016

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says we should use Equal Pay Day (EPD) 2016 as an opportunity to highlight the ongoing wage disparity being experienced by its members working across the health and aged care workforce. Read more

Political Leaders Must Put Health and Aged Care First

Tuesday 30th August, 2016

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed new Ministers, MPs and Senators to Australia’s 45th Parliament today and called on them to put health and aged care at the top of their policy agenda. Read more

Federal Election: Australians vote to maintain Medicare

Monday 4th July, 2016

With the result of the federal election hanging in the balance, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s apparent that the people of Australia have overwhelmingly voted to reject the Turnbull Government’s ongoing attacks on Medicare and the stripping of billions of dollars in funding for public hospitals. Read more

Surveys confirm ANMF warning on Medicare rebate freeze

Thursday 30th June, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says two new surveys of GPs have confirmed its worst fears – that the Turnbull Government’s crippling freeze on Medicare rebates will see an increasing number of doctors abandoning bulk-billing and lead-to higher out of pocket costs for GP visits. Read more

Aged care funding will change votes this election

Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

More than half the nurses, assistants in nursing (AIN) and members of the community who participated in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national survey on aged care would change their vote in the upcoming federal election if a major party restores the devastating funding cuts to the aged care sector to improve the services, staffing levels and basic standards of care provided to elderly, vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

Aged care cuts hurt marginal electorates - new research reveals

Saturday 18th June, 2016

As the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national phone-in on aged care starts today (Saturday 18 June), its new research has revealed the full extent of devastating cuts to aged care funding in key, marginal electorates across the country. Read more

Aged care election phone-in, is care being compromised?

Thursday 16th June, 2016

If you care about aged care, call us! We’re listening. That’s the message from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), which is conducting a national phone-in to give people from across the country the opportunity to raise their concerns about aged care. Read more

Aged care nurses to go because of funding cuts

Thursday 9th June, 2016

The admission from a leading NSW provider that $1.8 billion ripped from aged care by the Turnbull Government will see it reduce the number of Registered Nurses (RN) it employs now confirms that ongoing funding cuts are compromising the level of care for elderly, vulnerable nursing home residents, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

TV Ads Highlight the Impact of $57 Billion in Health Cuts

Sunday 5th June, 2016

From tonight, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will commence airing a series of powerful TV and radio ads highlighting how $57 billion ripped from health budgets is compromising the care nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing can deliver to the community Read more

Reversing cuts to Medicare rebates a win for patients

Thursday 19th May, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Opposition’s election pledge that it will reverse the Turnbull Government’s crippling freeze on Medicare rebates. Read more

Which politician cares about Australia’s health this election?

Friday 13th May, 2016

In the lead-up to the July 2 federal election, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today launched a new national campaign focusing on crucial issues affecting nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing (AINs) and their ability to keep delivering quality care across the health and aged care systems. Read more

We’re celebrating International Nurses Day 2016

Thursday 12th May, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says International Nurses Day (IND) 2016 gives Australians the chance to commend nurses on the valuable contribution they make to the health of our society. Read more