Media Releases

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

Budget must restore billions cut from public health

Monday 2nd May, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Turnbull Government to use tomorrow night’s 2016-17 Budget to begin restoring the $57 billion ripped from national health funding under previous Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Read more

Safe staffing, closing wages gap, better education: ways to improve aged care

Wednesday 9th March, 2016

Mandated staffing ratios including a Registered Nurse on duty 24/7 at all facilities with high care residents, closing the wages gap for nurses and care workers and minimum education and licensing for personal care workers: these are among the key recommendations put forward by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) in its formal Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s Aged Care Sector Workforce. Read more

IWD highlights financial issues for working women

Tuesday 8th March, 2016

Whilst International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016 recognises the valuable role women play in delivering quality care in nursing, midwifery and aged care, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it also highlights how women are financially disadvantaged throughout their working life. Read more

Time running out to have a say on aged care

Tuesday 1st March, 2016

With only three days to go until the close of Submissions to a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s aged care workforce, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging its members and supporters to have their say on how to fix the system. Read more

Urgent re-think needed on families in detention policy

Monday 22nd February, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed its concerns about the future of baby Asha and her family and is calling on both the Turnbull Government and the Opposition to urgently reverse the inhumane policy of keeping children and their families in indefinite detention. Read more

PM must show some compassion for baby Asha

Wednesday 17th February, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is standing in solidarity with nurses, doctors and medical staff at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane who are steadfastly refusing to allow baby Asha to be discharged and returned to Nauru. Read more