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ANMF calls for equal rights this International Women’s Day

Sunday 8th March, 2020

On this International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) acknowledge the United Nations global theme I am Generation Equality Realizing Womans Rights and recognise the history of this day stems from International Workers Womans Day. Read more

Application to alter ANMF Rules

Friday 6th March, 2020

On 6 March 2020 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commission in accordance with r 126(1)(a) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulation 2009 (Regulations). The ANMF publishes this notice on its website in accordance with r 126(1)(b) of the Regulations. Read more

ANMF calls on Government to protect nursing home residents and staff

Wednesday 4th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is working closely with the Federal Government, health departments and industry stakeholders on contingency plans to stop the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the aged care workforce and elderly, vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

ANMF welcomes Senior Counsel’s calls for minimum staffing in aged care

Friday 21st February, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), supports the recommendations of Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Rozen, to the Aged Care Royal Commission today for mandated minimum staffing levels and skills mix in the system, which importantly includes having a registered nurse on duty at all times. Read more

New Digital Health Capability Framework for Nurses and Midwives

Monday 3rd February, 2020

Nurses and midwives across Australia are being consulted on the digital health skills they need. Survey consultation started on Monday 3 February for six weeks (closing 13 March) on the draft National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework, a collaboration between HISA, the Australian Digital Health Agency and nursing and midwifery professional bodies. Read more

Bushfire Disaster Information

Monday 6th January, 2020

At this terrible time for Australia, the ANMF acknowledges and expresses our sincere gratitude to all the emergency workers, volunteers, and community members who are working tirelessly, under extraordinary conditions, in and for fire-affected areas. We have compiled some links that may be useful for those who have been affected and those who would like to contribute. If and when you need assistance, please reach out for help. Read more

ANMF questions ‘transparency’ in MYEFO aged care funding

Tuesday 17th December, 2019

With no laws in place to guarantee transparency in aged care funding, Australian taxpayers can’t be assured that $624 million (over four years) allocated for the sector in the 2019 MYEFO will actually be used by nursing home operators to provide quality care for residents, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Government and One Nation fail to support transparency in aged care funding

Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Federal Government, with the support of One Nation, has blocked an Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 – which was seeking transparency and accountability for the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funding received by nursing home operators. Once again, the Government, this time with the support of One Nation, has failed to commit to genuine improvements in aged care and for older Australians, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

ANMF Statement: More inhumanity from the Australian Government

Thursday 5th December, 2019

Yesterday, the Medevac legislation was repealed in the Australian Senate by a margin of 37 to 35, in yet another shockingly disappointing display of inhumanity from the Australian Government and the Senators who supported them. This comes at the end of a year in which we’ve seen the Government attempt to attack Australian workers and their families, refuse to act on climate change in the face of devastating destruction of parts of the country by bushfires, and a continuing neglect of elderly Australians. Read more

Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women

Monday 2nd December, 2019

Members of Australia’s three largest trade unions, representing more than half a million workers, will converge on Parliament house in Canberra today to push for an acceleration of the planned increase in the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent and urge politicians to address the barriers that result in woman retiring into poverty. Read more

Queensland aged care reforms will benefit our elderly

Thursday 28th November, 2019

Elderly residents in Queensland’s 16 state-run residential aged care facilities (RACF) are set to benefit from better staffing and increased care hours, thanks to new legislation passed by the state government today. Read more

Disappointing announcement means no change, no relief for older Australians

Monday 25th November, 2019

The Government’s statement today from the Prime Minister and the Ministers for Health, Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, is once again a disappointment. It fails to address the real causes, as described by the Report, of the ‘shocking tale of neglect’ that is the Australian Aged Care Sector, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

Statement on behalf of ANMF NT Branch

Thursday 14th November, 2019

The ANMF NT Branch acknowledge that our previous comments have caused harm to our Indigenous Community. The tragic death of a young Indigenous Yuendumu man is devastating & our thoughts are with all those directly affected & the wider Indigenous community. Read more

Neglect ... it must stop in aged care

Thursday 31st October, 2019

The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – “Neglect” encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history of aged care in Australia is a story of woeful and increasing neglect, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

ANMF CPE - Price Change Notice

Tuesday 15th October, 2019

After carefully analysing the cost involved in delivering the CPE to our members and non members alike, the ANMF Federal Office has made a decision to raise the prices of our CPE courses accordingly to $8.90 for ANMF and NSWNMA members and $40 for non-members, this is the first price increase passed on to our users in almost 10 years. Read more