Australia should be a world leader in aged care delivery

Saturday 15th December, 2018

Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and key national medical groups have been joined by Professor John Pollaers, Chair of the 2018 Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, in calling on Prime Minister Morrison, the Government and all sides of the Australian Parliament, to legislate and fund minimum staffing ratios that deliver the holistic care plans required to ensure safe and best practice care for all elderly Australians. Read more

For-profit aged care providers must account for billions in taxpayer subsidies

Thursday 22nd November, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling on the Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers, to support its recommendations which will ensure greater transparency and accountability of taxpayer-funded subsidies for the sector. Read more

Graduating Nurses and Midwives Questionnaire

Tuesday 13th November, 2018

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

Community should support greater transparency in nursing home staffing

Friday 26th October, 2018

Community support for a Bill which would see aged care providers forced to publicly disclose the number of staff they roster on to care for elderly nursing home residents, is being strongly encouraged by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

It’s time to change the rules in aged care

Tuesday 23rd October, 2018

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), will take to the streets in a show of support for ‘Australia Needs a Pay Rise’ starting across the country today (Tuesday 23 October). Read more

ANMF calls for evacuation of children from Nauru

Friday 19th October, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has joined the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and other healthcare professionals in calling on the Prime Minister to urgently evacuate over 85 children and their families from the Nauru and Manus island detention camps. Read more

Anti-Poverty Week | 14-20 October

Sunday 14th October, 2018

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. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. In 2018, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October. Read more

Nurses warn staff cuts ‘will reduce care’ for elderly residents at Albury home

Wednesday 26th September, 2018

Residents at the Albury and District aged care home on Logan Road will not receive the care they deserve due to staffing cuts, nurses have warned. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association organiser Viola Morris met with employees of the Japara Healthcare facility today after learning staff numbers would be reduced by two on day and night shifts. Read more

Politicians asked to reveal positions on aged care conditions

Tuesday 25th September, 2018

Queensland nurses have again called on state federal politicians to reveal their stance on aged care. On September 14, the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) officially asked all federal Queensland politicians to publicly state whether they support improved conditions for elderly constituents. Read more

Governments and regulators have failed our elderly

Tuesday 25th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says disturbing evidence of vulnerable nursing home residents being abused proves that consecutive governments and regulators have failed to act on warnings from nurses and consumers that dangerously low staffing levels are resulting in elderly abuse and neglect. Read more

Better staffing can stop the suffering in nursing homes

Sunday 16th September, 2018

A Royal Commission will do nothing to fix the crisis in aged care unless the Government introduces mandated staffing ratios in residential nursing homes as a matter of urgency, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Ratios Save Lives - Sign The Petition

Saturday 15th September, 2018

Legislated ratios are a safety net that allow us to provide safe, quality care for our patients. That's why we're calling on Victorian Upper House Liberals, Nationals, Greens and crossbenchers to improve nurse and midwife/patient ratios by passing the Safe Patient Care Amendment Bill unamended now. Read more

Senators standing up for our elderly residents

Tuesday 11th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has thanked those Federal Senators who stood up for elderly Australians by supporting a Bill aimed at ensuring safe, quality care is provided to our vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

Support call for Australia to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty

Monday 10th September, 2018

Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) is asking healthcare professionals across Australia to call on the government to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The ANMF is supporting this call and has signed the statement as an Australian health care organisation. Read more

Time to put aged care before ‘corporate welfare’

Tuesday 4th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the top for-profit aged care providers, which accept over $2Billion in taxpayer subsidies, to use the funding to guarantee quality care for all their elderly residents - and for the Government to cease what can only be described as “corporate welfare”. Read more