News

Aged care crisis: too important for playing politics

Wednesday 1st May, 2013

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) and United Voice (UV) will join forces to brief the Australian Government Senate Inquiry today on the importance of the Government reforms to improve the quality care for older Australians. Read more

Nuclear weapons are plain stupid! Sign the ICAN petition to ban them

Tuesday 30th April, 2013

There are 19,000 nuclear weapons around the world. It only takes one to cause a humanitarian catastrophe on a horrific scale. There is only one cure for this threat. We have to ban nuclear weapons. Sign the petition and send a message to your government that you want them to start negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons. Read more

ANF continues the fight for Vietnam War nurses this Anzac Day

Wednesday 24th April, 2013

On a day the nation stops to remember the past and present servicemen and women who have fought and died in war, the ANF is calling on Australia’s major political parties and key Independent MPs to officially recognise and compensate the non-military nurses who served in the Vietnam War. Read more

ME Bank Agency Nurses Scholarship

Thursday 18th April, 2013

Applications are currently open for the 2013 ME Bank Agency Nurses Scholarship, open to all nurses, midwives, assistants in nursing and personal care workers working with ANRA member agencies for more than 12 months. Applications close June 30, 2013. Read more

Telehealth Online Learning

Monday 15th April, 2013

Telehealth tutorials 1 and 2 are now available on the ANF CPE website. Tutorial 1 is an introduction to Telehealth and tutorial 2 covers Medicare eligibility. Tutorial 3 will be coming soon, there are a total of 9 tutorials in the course. Please note that these tutorials are FREE to ANF, NSWNMA and QNU members. Read more

Big win for aged care nurses in NSW’s south

Tuesday 2nd April, 2013

NSWNMA members at the Mercy Aged Care facilities in Albury and Young voted last week to accept a substantial pay rise over the next two years, which also positions them and their employer to access extra federal funding - under the Federal Government's new aged care Workforce Compact - for an even higher pay rise. Read more

More scholarships for aged care workers

Wednesday 20th March, 2013

Minister for Ageing Mark Butler today announced 72 new aged care nursing scholarships as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to boost the aged care workforce. Read more

Health staff feel bullied

Wednesday 6th March, 2013

Hunter New England Health workers are overworked, not included in decisions and feel bullied by their peers, a staff survey shows. Read more

Q & A Federation building

Tuesday 5th March, 2013

Lee Thomas, Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation, talks influences, achievements and elections with Amie Larter for the Nursing Review. Read more

DVA Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program

Sunday 3rd March, 2013

You are invited to attend a workshop which provides an introduction to the Coordinated Veterans' Care (CVC) Program. The workshop is fully funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and includes a guided opportunity to practice with a volunteer using the Flinders Program™ care planning tools. Read more

New national nursing scholarship program

Thursday 28th February, 2013

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), in conjunction with ME Bank and the Association of Nursing Recruitment Agencies (ANRA), is pleased to announce a new national nursing scholarship program. Read more