News

Nurses and midwives rally against Newman Government’s health cuts

Tuesday 15th October, 2013

Hundreds of nurses and midwives from all over Australia will be joined by construction workers and supporters in a rally through the Brisbane CBD to oppose the Newman Government’s changes to industrial relations’ laws and its continued privatisation of hospitals and nursing homes and health cuts in Queensland. Read more

Save Victoria’s best nursing home staffing levels

Sunday 22nd September, 2013

The number of qualified nurses caring for patients living in nursing homes matters. Sign and share the petition to stop Barwon Health cutting 324 nursing hours a week (almost 9 nurses) and protect patient care at McKellar Centre's Wallace Lodge and Alan David Lodge nursing homes. Read more

Global Day of Action for Nurses and Midwives

Sunday 15th September, 2013

17 September will mark the first Global Day of Action where nurses and midwives around the world are taking part in various actions, fighting for public health and safe patient care! Read more

Coalition abandons aged care workers

Friday 13th September, 2013

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed disappointment that the new Coalition Government plans to walk away from historic wage reforms for the low-paid aged care workforce. Read more

High workloads will see more nurses quit

Thursday 5th September, 2013

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned that a new workforce survey reveals an increased number of experienced nurses and midwives will leave the profession over the next 12 months due to high workloads caused by inadequate nurse to patient ratios. Read more

ANMF welcomes funding for palliative care

Wednesday 4th September, 2013

New palliative care education for aged care nurses and care workers will help deliver high quality end of life care, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

New funding to keep older Australians healthy

Monday 19th August, 2013

Australia’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has commended the Federal Government for $20 million in funding grants to assist thousands of older Australians stay healthy. Read more

ANMF says maintaining Medicare an election must

Friday 16th August, 2013

Maintaining Medicare is among a list of key priorities that the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has put to Australia’s major political parties in the run-up to the 2013 Federal Election. Read more

ANMF says aged care must be election issue

Wednesday 14th August, 2013

Australia’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has renewed calls for major political parties and key independents to make aged care an election issue, following further allegations of mistreatment of nursing home residents. Read more

Paid parental leave for public hospital nurses

Tuesday 13th August, 2013

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concern that nurses, midwives and care workers employed in public hospitals around the country may miss out on the Opposition’s paid parental leave scheme. Read more

Politicians told “MEND MEDICARE!”

Wednesday 7th August, 2013

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has combined with Catholic Health Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia, the Mental Health Council of Australia, and the Public Health Association of Australia launching a campaign appealing to party leaders to spell out their plans to address Medicare's malaise before the federal election. Read more