News

Finally, we have the answer for aged care

Friday 2nd December, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has released the National Aged Care Staffing and Skills Mix Project. The project is the first of its kind in Australia and has collected evidence relating to the need for a staffing methodology that considers both staffing levels (the right number) and skills mix (the right qualification) for residential aged care. Read more

ANMF calling on newly graduating nurses and midwives

Friday 4th November, 2016

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

Nurses tell the Senate that the elderly deserve better

Monday 31st October, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today will tell Federal Senators how the Turnbull Government’s $1.8 billion in funding cuts has created a crisis in aged care - with frail nursing home residents now unable to get basic standards of care. Read more

ANMF helps secure backdown on Border Force Act

Thursday 20th October, 2016

Nurses and midwives have welcomed the Federal Government’s backdown over threats to jail health professionals who publically spoke out about the poor conditions experienced by asylum seekers in offshore detention centres. Read more

Senate must reject new moves to cut paid parental leave

Thursday 20th October, 2016

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is re-issuing its warnings about the wide-range of detrimental impacts that cuts to paid parental leave (PPL) would have on mothers and their babies. Read more

Anti-Poverty Week 2016 - 16-22 October

Friday 14th October, 2016

Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. Read more

ANMF welcomes review of aged care funding cuts

Wednesday 14th September, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says it’s encouraged by today’s announcement that the Opposition is moving to force a Review of the $1.8 billion in funding cuts to the aged care sector. Read more

It’s time to take equal pay seriously, Mr Turnbull

Thursday 8th September, 2016

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says we should use Equal Pay Day (EPD) 2016 as an opportunity to highlight the ongoing wage disparity being experienced by its members working across the health and aged care workforce. Read more

National Child Protection Week

Tuesday 6th September, 2016

National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.” Read more

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

Academy of Applied Hypnosis (AAH) Scholarship offer

Monday 8th August, 2016

The Academy of Applied Hypnosis (AAH) is offering one ANMF (including QNU and NSWNMA) member the opportunity to earn a scholarship for the Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis. This opportunity includes all tuition fees (approximately $2000) and 110 hours toward CPD. Read more