News

More incentives needed for rural nurses and midwives

Friday 31st May, 2013

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has welcomed additional Federal Government funding for health services for rural communities but says more must be done to attract nurses and midwives into high-need workforce areas. Read more

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