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HIV nurse slams Australia needle danger

Friday 17th May, 2013

Australia is way behind the US and Europe in protecting medical workers from sharp objects, says a former US nurse who contracted HIV and hepatitis C through a needle injury. Read more

Community rallies for Gonski

Tuesday 14th May, 2013

If you support better funding for Australian schools, give a Gonski on Saturday, the 25th of May. Around the country, parents, teachers and community members will be gathering to send a clear message to their leaders – our kids can’t wait any longer. Read more

ANF celebrates International Nurses Day 2013

Thursday 9th May, 2013

The ANF says International Nurses Day 2013 this Sunday will allow the community to recognise the dedication and commitment of the hard-working nurses who continue to deliver quality care throughout the country’s health and aged care sectors. Read more

Nurses need improved work conditions

Thursday 9th May, 2013

Australia’s largest health union, the ANF, has called on the Opposition to acknowledge that nurses, midwives and care workers need urgent improvements to their working conditions. Read more

Crunch time looms for aged care nursing pay rises

Monday 6th May, 2013

Legislation must be passed through parliament before the end of June for the government’s pledged $1.2 billion in pay rises to flow through to the pay packets of Australia’s 350,000 aged care nurses and workers from July. Read more

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