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Government and One Nation fail to support transparency in aged care funding

Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Federal Government, with the support of One Nation, has blocked an Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 – which was seeking transparency and accountability for the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funding received by nursing home operators. Once again, the Government, this time with the support of One Nation, has failed to commit to genuine improvements in aged care and for older Australians, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

Graduating Nurses and Midwives Questionnaire 2019

Thursday 5th December, 2019

The ANMF continues to work towards securing employment opportunities for newly graduating nurses and midwives. To do this, we need accurate information, which includes understanding how many of you have secured jobs in nursing or midwifery. Read more

ANMF Statement: More inhumanity from the Australian Government

Thursday 5th December, 2019

Yesterday, the Medevac legislation was repealed in the Australian Senate by a margin of 37 to 35, in yet another shockingly disappointing display of inhumanity from the Australian Government and the Senators who supported them. This comes at the end of a year in which we’ve seen the Government attempt to attack Australian workers and their families, refuse to act on climate change in the face of devastating destruction of parts of the country by bushfires, and a continuing neglect of elderly Australians. Read more

Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women

Monday 2nd December, 2019

Members of Australia’s three largest trade unions, representing more than half a million workers, will converge on Parliament house in Canberra today to push for an acceleration of the planned increase in the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent and urge politicians to address the barriers that result in woman retiring into poverty. Read more

Queensland aged care reforms will benefit our elderly

Thursday 28th November, 2019

Elderly residents in Queensland’s 16 state-run residential aged care facilities (RACF) are set to benefit from better staffing and increased care hours, thanks to new legislation passed by the state government today. Read more

Disappointing announcement means no change, no relief for older Australians

Monday 25th November, 2019

The Government’s statement today from the Prime Minister and the Ministers for Health, Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, is once again a disappointment. It fails to address the real causes, as described by the Report, of the ‘shocking tale of neglect’ that is the Australian Aged Care Sector, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

Statement on behalf of ANMF NT Branch

Thursday 14th November, 2019

The ANMF NT Branch acknowledge that our previous comments have caused harm to our Indigenous Community. The tragic death of a young Indigenous Yuendumu man is devastating & our thoughts are with all those directly affected & the wider Indigenous community. Read more

Neglect ... it must stop in aged care

Thursday 31st October, 2019

The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – “Neglect” encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history of aged care in Australia is a story of woeful and increasing neglect, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

ANMF CPE - Price Change Notice

Tuesday 15th October, 2019

After carefully analysing the cost involved in delivering the CPE to our members and non members alike, the ANMF Federal Office has made a decision to raise the prices of our CPE courses accordingly to $8.90 for ANMF and NSWNMA members and $40 for non-members, this is the first price increase passed on to our users in almost 10 years. Read more

Nurses left out of preventative health planning

Tuesday 24th September, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its disappointment that nurses have been ‘left out’ of crucial planning for Australia’s 10-year Preventative Health Strategy. Read more

ANMF calls on all politicians to support greater transparency in aged care

Monday 22nd July, 2019

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on Federal MPs and Senators to support the Private Member’s Bill to be introduced into Federal Parliament today by South Australian Independent Rebekha Sharkie – mandating a requirement for aged care providers to publicly disclose their staffing ratios. Read more

ANMF clarifies misinformation about aged care staff ratios

Tuesday 4th June, 2019

Aged care is chronically understaffed. Currently there are no laws which provide for safe minimum levels of care for older Australians. The current system of allowing providers to determine adequate care and staffing has simply failed. That is why we have a Royal Commission into Aged Care. Read more

ANMF welcomes new Federal Shadow Cabinet

Monday 3rd June, 2019

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the ALP’s new Shadow Ministry, saying the appointments of Chris Bowen, Julie Collins and Ged Kearney in the key health and aged care portfolios, respectively, will provide new opportunities to deliver better care outcomes for all Australians. Read more

ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge for action in aged care

Sunday 12th May, 2019

On this International Nurses Day (IND) and Mother’s Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to start taking action to improve the under-resourced aged care system in Australia, including the requirement for a Registered Nurse (RN) to be rostered on-site at all nursing homes, 24/7. Read more