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Anti-Poverty Week: 11-17 October 2020

Sunday 11th October, 2020

Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. We can all do something about it. In 2020, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 11th to the 17th of October. This year Anti-Poverty Week is partnering with the Everybody’s Home campaign to help ensure all Australians have a safe and decent place to call home. We can end homelessness and increase housing affordability. Investing in social housing is both the right and smart thing to do. Read more

Budget fails to deliver real investment in nursing, midwifery and aged care

Wednesday 7th October, 2020

The Treasurer may have acknowledged Australia’s local ‘heroes’, our healthcare workers, for their courage, commitment and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but last night’s Budget provides too little investment in nursing and midwifery and even less for aged care workers, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough

Friday 2nd October, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s six recommendations which the Morrison Government must implement immediately to manage COVID-19 in aged care but says it doesn’t go far enough to protect older Australians living in nursing homes. Read more

Workers demand Action for Aged Care

Monday 21st September, 2020

Today the unions representing aged care workers and the ACTU have launched a comprehensive plan to fix our broken aged care system, protect workers who have been at the front line of the fight against the virus and provide better quality care to older Australians. Read more

ANMF letter to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

Monday 14th September, 2020

The ANMF recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all involved in health care delivery and that the evidence regarding COVID-19 is continually evolving. For this reason, the ANMF urges the Federal Government and Department of Health to adopt a proactive and precautionary policy response to the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. Read more

Government must implement ANMF’s aged care action plan

Thursday 13th August, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today is calling on the Morrison Government to urgently implement its five-point action plan to protect elderly Australians living in nursing homes from further COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more

National survey: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, midwives and carers

Wednesday 12th August, 2020

To gain a better understanding of the effects the Australian outbreak of COVID-19 has had on the nursing, midwifery, and personal care workforce the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, in all states and territories, has partnered with the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre to launch a national COVID-19 Workforce Survey. Read more

It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect

Friday 7th August, 2020

Today as the nation is being asked to honour aged care workers and say ‘thanks for caring’, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says our aged care workers deserve much more, it’s time for genuine respect. This means action, not words. Read more

ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers

Tuesday 4th August, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for paid pandemic leave to be extended to all those working in aged care who need to get tested and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19, or are required to self-isolate or quarantine. Read more

COVID-19 - Changes to Federal Office operations

Monday 3rd August, 2020

The ANMF Federal Office has undertaken preparations to ensure we can continue to support members during these challenging times. This means that the ANMF Federal Office is changing the way it operates to protect our staff, members and the public. Read more

Government breaks another promise to aged care workers

Tuesday 9th June, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Federal Government has broken another promise to aged care workers at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 - by taxing their ‘retention bonus’. Read more

Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 14th May, 2020

On 14 May 2020 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commission in accordance with r 126(1)(a) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulation 2009 (Regulations). The ANMF publishes this notice on its website in accordance with r 126(1)(b) of the Regulations. Read more

ANMF celebrates International Nurses Day 2020

Tuesday 12th May, 2020

On International Nurses Day (IND) this year, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), the proud union of more than 285,000 nurses, midwives and aged care workers, is celebrating the work ANMF members do every day for every Australian. Read more

Aged care workers’ inspiring efforts to keep older Australians safe despite challenges of COVID-19

Friday 8th May, 2020

In presenting the findings of its national Aged Care COVID-19 Survey, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is today acknowledging the inspiring efforts of aged care workers across the country to keep older Australians, especially those living in nursing homes, safe, despite experiencing significant challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. Read more

Aged care funding injection must guarantee the safety of all nursing home residents

Friday 1st May, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Federal Government must guarantee that the additional $205 million COVID-19 funding for aged care providers is fully and directly used to employ more nurses and suitably-qualified care staff and ensure the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more