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Rachel White - Registered Nurse

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Wednesday 4th March, 2015

Registered Nurse Rachel White speaking on penalty rates at the National Day of Action on March 4th 2015.

A message to G20 world leaders

A message to G20 world leaders

Monday 10th November, 2014

As part of our activities for the G20 World Leaders Summit in Brisbane, the QNU is joining forces with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association calling for Australia to adopt the ‘Robin Hood Tax’. Governments must fund public health care for all. A right not a privilege.

NSWNMA: March in August, 2014, Sydney

NSWNMA: March in August, 2014, Sydney

Wednesday 3rd September, 2014

Nurses and midwives marched on 31 August 2014 to show their dissatisfaction with the current Abbott government. Coral Levett, NSNMA President, spoke passionately about the threats to Medicare and our public health system.

Bust the Budget - Lisa Fitzpatrick’s Speech

Bust the Budget - Lisa Fitzpatrick’s Speech

Thursday 12th June, 2014

Excerpts from Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victoria Branch Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick delivering a call to action speech to approximately 20,000 protestors in Melbourne, 12th of June 2014.

Save Medicare rally, 15 February 2014

Save Medicare rally, 15 February 2014

Thursday 20th February, 2014

The Coalition Government is floating the idea of a co-payment for every visit to a GP - but this is undoubtedly just the beginning of their plan to dismantle Medicare and invite private insurers in. Hundreds gathered at Sydney Town Hall on a rainy Saturday to defend Medicare.

Medicare turns 30

Medicare turns 30

Tuesday 4th February, 2014

Mothers and babies came together to celebrate Medicare and wish it many happy returns. Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, noted that it is vital to protect Medicare from being dismantled, especially on behalf of future Australians.

Education Dreams

Education Dreams

Sunday 12th January, 2014

Help Us Create A Better Future For Australia. Education is the key to curing just about every social-economic-global problem, yet Australia has a school attendance rate of only 92 per cent.

NSWNMA: Global Nurses Day 17.9.13

NSWNMA: Global Nurses Day 17.9.13

Monday 16th September, 2013

September 17th 2013, is the first Global Day of Action organised by Global Nurses United (GNU), made up of nurse and midwifery unions from 14 nations, including the NSWNMA. In Sydney we made our presence felt outside Parliament House, then took to the Harbour to deliver our message against a stunning backdrop.

Aged Care Workforce Compact

Aged Care Workforce Compact

Tuesday 5th March, 2013

ANF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas congratulates the Gillard Government and Minister for Ageing Mark Butler on the Aged Care Workforce Compact which will start delivering an urgently-needed $1.2 billion funding injection for Australia's aged care nursing and care staff.

Premature babies need safe nurse ratios

Premature babies need safe nurse ratios

Wednesday 20th February, 2013

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) do not have the same level of mandated nurse-patient numbers as their adult equivalents. Yet it is critically important to have the right number of nurses for these tiny babies.

Vote Yes for Ratios

Vote Yes for Ratios

Wednesday 20th February, 2013

The NSWNMA Log of Claims committee has now delivered a draft claim for members under the PHS award to vote on. The committee and the Council of the NSWNMA urge members to vote yes to adopt this claim, which seeks to embed and extend ratios, to rural and regional hospitals, EDs, critical care, community nurses, paediatrics and neonatal settings.