News

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

MYEFO bottom line could move poverty line

Tuesday 19th December, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concern for the next generation of nurses and midwives who could be locked out of tertiary studies or forced to pay off their student loans earlier. Read more

National Survey of Australian Nurse Practitioners’ Prescribing Practice

Thursday 30th November, 2017

The study will explore the different medicines, behaviours and information sources that shape the prescribing practice of NPs in prescribing medicines in their current practice. Exploration of this practice area will inform both education and policy on the capabilities of Australian NPs in in relation to current prescribing practice, enablers and barriers to working to full scope. Read more

Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

Thursday 26th October, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions to fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

Anti-Poverty Week 2017

Monday 16th October, 2017

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. Read more

ANMF votes for new national aged care campaign

Friday 13th October, 2017

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have declared their unanimous support for a new national campaign aimed at fixing the crisis in aged care, for the sake of elderly nursing home residents and their families. Read more