It’s time to change the rules in aged care

Tuesday 23rd October, 2018

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), will take to the streets in a show of support for ‘Australia Needs a Pay Rise’ starting across the country today (Tuesday 23 October). Read more

ANMF calls for evacuation of children from Nauru

Friday 19th October, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has joined the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and other healthcare professionals in calling on the Prime Minister to urgently evacuate over 85 children and their families from the Nauru and Manus island detention camps. Read more

Anti-Poverty Week | 14-20 October

Sunday 14th October, 2018

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. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. In 2018, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October. Read more

Nurses warn staff cuts ‘will reduce care’ for elderly residents at Albury home

Wednesday 26th September, 2018

Residents at the Albury and District aged care home on Logan Road will not receive the care they deserve due to staffing cuts, nurses have warned. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association organiser Viola Morris met with employees of the Japara Healthcare facility today after learning staff numbers would be reduced by two on day and night shifts. Read more

Politicians asked to reveal positions on aged care conditions

Tuesday 25th September, 2018

Queensland nurses have again called on state federal politicians to reveal their stance on aged care. On September 14, the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) officially asked all federal Queensland politicians to publicly state whether they support improved conditions for elderly constituents. Read more

Governments and regulators have failed our elderly

Tuesday 25th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says disturbing evidence of vulnerable nursing home residents being abused proves that consecutive governments and regulators have failed to act on warnings from nurses and consumers that dangerously low staffing levels are resulting in elderly abuse and neglect. Read more

Better staffing can stop the suffering in nursing homes

Sunday 16th September, 2018

A Royal Commission will do nothing to fix the crisis in aged care unless the Government introduces mandated staffing ratios in residential nursing homes as a matter of urgency, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Ratios Save Lives - Sign The Petition

Saturday 15th September, 2018

Legislated ratios are a safety net that allow us to provide safe, quality care for our patients. That's why we're calling on Victorian Upper House Liberals, Nationals, Greens and crossbenchers to improve nurse and midwife/patient ratios by passing the Safe Patient Care Amendment Bill unamended now. Read more

Senators standing up for our elderly residents

Tuesday 11th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has thanked those Federal Senators who stood up for elderly Australians by supporting a Bill aimed at ensuring safe, quality care is provided to our vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

Support call for Australia to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty

Monday 10th September, 2018

Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) is asking healthcare professionals across Australia to call on the government to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The ANMF is supporting this call and has signed the statement as an Australian health care organisation. Read more

Time to put aged care before ‘corporate welfare’

Tuesday 4th September, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the top for-profit aged care providers, which accept over $2Billion in taxpayer subsidies, to use the funding to guarantee quality care for all their elderly residents - and for the Government to cease what can only be described as “corporate welfare”. Read more

ANMF Survey about the NMBA National Decision Making Frameworks (DMFs)

Friday 27th July, 2018

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) will commence a review of their National Decision Making Frameworks (DMFs) for nurses and midwives later this year. To inform our national response to this review, the ANMF is conducting a brief survey of members about their awareness and use of the NMBA DMFs. Read more

June-August issue of Nurses & Midwives’ Paycheck now available

Monday 23rd July, 2018

This issue of Nurses & Midwives' Paycheck includes new rates of pay in the NSW public sector effective 1 July 2018. New agreements are still to be finalised in QLD and the ACT. Please note that aged care and private hospital wage data is not updated for this quarter. A revised edition will be circulated as soon as this is available. Read more

Inquiry will ‘shine a light’ on questionable financial practices of for-profit aged care providers

Tuesday 17th July, 2018

The author of a report commissioned by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) showing that Australia’s top for-profit aged care providers have posted large profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies will today give evidence to a Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers. Read more

Celebrating NAIDOC Week: 8-15 July

Sunday 8th July, 2018

Under the theme - Because of Her, We Can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. This years theme celebrates the essential role that women have played - and continue to play - as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels. Read more

ANMF announces new Federal Executive positions

Tuesday 19th June, 2018

The country’s largest union, the Australia Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Annie Butler as its new Federal Secretary. Ms Butler replaces Ms Lee Thomas, who stepped-down from the role, in December, 2017. Read more