Media Releases

It’s time we had a nurse in Federal Parliament

Monday 5th February, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the announcement that Ged Kearney will run for the federal seat of Batman, saying it was time nurses, midwives and carers finally had a voice in our national parliament. Read more

MYEFO bottom line could move poverty line

Tuesday 19th December, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concern for the next generation of nurses and midwives who could be locked out of tertiary studies or forced to pay off their student loans earlier. Read more

Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

Thursday 26th October, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions to fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

ANMF votes for new national aged care campaign

Friday 13th October, 2017

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have declared their unanimous support for a new national campaign aimed at fixing the crisis in aged care, for the sake of elderly nursing home residents and their families. Read more

Nurses say aged care staffing levels ‘inadequate’

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

More than 92% of nurses and aged workers responding to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national workforce survey say they are being asked to care for the same number of nursing home residents with less staff or less rostered care hours. Read more

ANMF outraged at sacking of Blue Care nurses

Wednesday 9th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is outraged that Blue Care, an agency of UnitingCare Queensland, has sacked 11 highly qualified enrolled nurses across its Bundaberg facilities. Read more

ANMF supporting free vote on marriage equality

Monday 7th August, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) condemns any attempts by Coalition MPs to hold a costly national plebiscite on marriage equality and instead urges the Government to allow a free vote on same-sex marriage as soon as possible. Read more

ALP supporting more nurses in aged care

Friday 4th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public acknowledgement of the urgent need for improved levels of nursing staff in the under-resourced aged care sector. Read more