News

ANMF Elections

Tuesday 31st January, 2017

Elections for the office of ANMF Federal President and ANMF Federal Vice President are due to commence in February 2017. Read more

ANMF statement regarding pregnant asylum seeker

Friday 27th January, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting other health professionals in calling for a heavily-pregnant asylum seeker suffering serious health complications to be flown from the Nauru detention centre for urgent medical treatment. Read more

Sonic Health Plus Nurses Survey

Tuesday 24th January, 2017

Sonic Health Plus has recently advised its employees that it intends to commence negotiations to replace the current national employment agreements that apply to registered and enrolled nurses (and other staff) in each state and territory. Read more

Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives

Wednesday 18th January, 2017

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the Government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged care sectors and the delivery of quality care. Read more

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website now live

Monday 9th January, 2017

The ANMF’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website has provided quality, affordable online education to members for over 9 years. Although the website has changed and grown in that time to meet members’ needs, it has come time for a little makeover. Read more

Healthscope Medical Centre Nurses Survey

Thursday 8th December, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation will shortly commence negotiations with Healthscope Ltd to replace the national agreement that applies to registered and enrolled nurses employed by Healthscope in each state and territory. As part of the preparations we are asking nurses to complete this survey to allow the ANMF to present issues in negotiations that best reflect nurses priorities in their employment conditions. Read more

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