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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

CNMF 2020: Call For Abstracts closing 31 May 2019

Wednesday 1st May, 2019

The 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will be held on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March 2020 in London and will celebrate the past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions that nurses and midwives have made, are making, and will make to global health and wellbeing. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 31 May 2019. Read more

Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ to support aged care nurses and care staff

Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the Morrison Government to provide safe, quality care for older Australians and fails to support the work of the nurses and carers who could make an actual difference. Read more

Budget aged care funding must be tied to residents’ care

Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Morrison Government must guarantee that any new funding for aged care in tonight’s Budget, is transparent and accountable and tied to ensuring the provision of safe, best practice care for every elderly Australian. Read more

ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Friday 8th March, 2019

Today, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is marking International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, celebrating the crucial role women play in Australia’s health and aged care systems. Read more