News

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

ANMF National Aged Care Survey

Tuesday 26th July, 2016

After the Government proposed more cuts, as part of our Federal Election campaign, the ANMF ran a survey which explored how the funding cuts are, or would, impact the delivery of care in residential care facilities across the States and Territories, with the aim of gathering information to place aged care as a key election issue and gain the attention of voters, and thus, politicians. Read more

National Press Club: Aged Care Forum

Thursday 14th July, 2016

ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas addressed the National Press Club about the developing crisis in aged care in Australia. With neither major political party having a vision for positive policy on aged care, Lee Thomas outlined the ANMF’s 3 point plan to tackle the issues. Read more

Federal Election: Australians vote to maintain Medicare

Monday 4th July, 2016

With the result of the federal election hanging in the balance, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s apparent that the people of Australia have overwhelmingly voted to reject the Turnbull Government’s ongoing attacks on Medicare and the stripping of billions of dollars in funding for public hospitals. Read more

Surveys confirm ANMF warning on Medicare rebate freeze

Thursday 30th June, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says two new surveys of GPs have confirmed its worst fears – that the Turnbull Government’s crippling freeze on Medicare rebates will see an increasing number of doctors abandoning bulk-billing and lead-to higher out of pocket costs for GP visits. Read more

Aged care cuts hurt marginal electorates - new research reveals

Saturday 18th June, 2016

As the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national phone-in on aged care starts today (Saturday 18 June), its new research has revealed the full extent of devastating cuts to aged care funding in key, marginal electorates across the country. Read more

Aged care election phone-in, is care being compromised?

Thursday 16th June, 2016

If you care about aged care, call us! We’re listening. That’s the message from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), which is conducting a national phone-in to give people from across the country the opportunity to raise their concerns about aged care. Read more

TV Ads Highlight the Impact of $57 Billion in Health Cuts

Sunday 5th June, 2016

From tonight, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will commence airing a series of powerful TV and radio ads highlighting how $57 billion ripped from health budgets is compromising the care nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing can deliver to the community. Read more

Reversing cuts to Medicare rebates a win for patients

Thursday 19th May, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Opposition’s election pledge that it will reverse the Turnbull Government’s crippling freeze on Medicare rebates. Read more

Body Systems Training Room Promotion

Tuesday 17th May, 2016

The Body Systems Training Room (BSTR) offers the most comprehensive collection of health education programs providing nurses and midwives with the opportunity to remotely meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for national registration. Read more

Which politician cares about Australia’s health this election?

Friday 13th May, 2016

In the lead-up to the July 2 federal election, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today launched a new national campaign focusing on crucial issues affecting nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing (AINs) and their ability to keep delivering quality care across the health and aged care systems. Read more

Life-saving legislation made law in Queensland

Thursday 12th May, 2016

Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) said the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-To-Patient and Midwife-To-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015 would now make it mandatory for public hospitals to provide safe nurse and midwife to patient ratios. Ratios will be phased in throughout the state from 1 July 2016. Read more

We’re celebrating International Nurses Day 2016

Thursday 12th May, 2016

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says International Nurses Day (IND) 2016 gives Australians the chance to commend nurses on the valuable contribution they make to the health of our society. Read more