News

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

ANMF welcomes review of aged care funding cuts

Wednesday 14th September, 2016

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says it’s encouraged by today’s announcement that the Opposition is moving to force a Review of the $1.8 billion in funding cuts to the aged care sector. Read more

It’s time to take equal pay seriously, Mr Turnbull

Thursday 8th September, 2016

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says we should use Equal Pay Day (EPD) 2016 as an opportunity to highlight the ongoing wage disparity being experienced by its members working across the health and aged care workforce. Read more

National Child Protection Week

Tuesday 6th September, 2016

National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.” Read more

Political Leaders Must Put Health and Aged Care First

Tuesday 30th August, 2016

The country’s biggest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed new Ministers, MPs and Senators to Australia’s 45th Parliament today and called on them to put health and aged care at the top of their policy agenda. Read more

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