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ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge to restore funding for public hospitals

Thursday 10th May, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the Opposition’s pledge to restore $2.8 Billion to public hospitals, unfairly slashed from health budgets by a succession of Coalition governments, saying it will help hard-working nurses and midwives deliver better care to people in their communities. Read more

Budget fails to deliver improved staffing in aged care

Tuesday 8th May, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed aged care funding in the 2018/19 Federal Budget for additional home care packages, but says this will not fix the crisis in aged care and is disappointed that, once again, the Government has failed to address the urgent need for safe staffing in nursing homes. Read more

ANMF Media Release

Friday 4th May, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched a new national petition calling for greater transparency and accountability in the Government funding of the for-profit aged care sector after a report found Australia’s top nursing home operators are making massive profits by benefitting from $2.17 billion in taxpayer funded subsidies – at the expense of residents living in nursing homes. Read more

Aged care providers putting profits before their responsibility to care

Wednesday 2nd May, 2018

Australia’s top six aged care providers, some with foreign ownership, posted enormous profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies, using various loopholes, corporate structures and discretionary trusts to avoid paying their fair share of tax, according to a new report examining tax avoidance in the rapidly-growing aged care sector. Read more

Better staffing will fix the crisis in aged care

Tuesday 17th April, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) does not dispute Minister Ken Wyatt’s recent comments that the government was working hard to ensure older Australians had the best care possible, but it does reject his claim that increasing staffing levels won’t necessarily solve the problems in aged care. Read more

Crisis in aged care continues: Minister must act

Thursday 5th April, 2018

The declining quality of care in residential aged care facilities, as highlighted once again by last night’s ABC 7.30 report, must be addressed without any further delay, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Ratios For Aged Care. Make Them Law. Now.

Monday 19th March, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is sending a message to all federal politicians with a new public awareness campaign calling for staff ratios in aged care to be legislated as a matter of urgency – to protect vulnerable, older nursing home residents who are the victims of Australia’s crisis in aged care. Read more

Nurses, carers rally for better aged care

Friday 16th February, 2018

Nurses and carers will join other health professionals, community groups and concerned members of the public, in a rally in Adelaide tomorrow (Saturday 17 February) calling for urgent action to fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

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

Attention nursing staff employed by Laureate International Universities

Monday 5th February, 2018

In December 2017, Laureate International Universities (Laureate) informed nurses they will not be renewing the enterprise agreement that provides the wages and employment conditions for staff recently transferred from Careers Australia. Staff have been advised they will be required to agree to individual and confidential contracts of employment thereby losing the protection and rights under the current collective agreement. This is despite a commitment by Laureate just a few months ago that wages and conditions would be protected upon the transfer from Careers Australia to Laureate. Read more