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A plan for ‘Care, Dignity and Respect’ for older Australians

Monday 1st March, 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today calls on the Morrison Government to urgently respond to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report’s recognition that staffing levels in aged care are too low and that staff ratios should be introduced to ensure that there are sufficient nursing and other care staff present at all times in residential aged care. Read more

Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine begins

Monday 22nd February, 2021

Today marks the beginning of Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nurses and aged care residents have started receiving their vaccinations along with other frontline workers and those at high-risk. We look forward to better protection for workers, safer workplaces and gradual return to our everyday lives as the vaccination gets taken up. Read more

Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 4th February, 2021

On 3 February 2021 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commission in accordance with r126(1)(a) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulation 2009 (Regulations). The ANMF publishes this notice on its website in accordance with r126(1)(b) of the Regulations. Read more

2021 designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers

Wednesday 16th December, 2020

Member states at the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, have unanimously designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCWs), in recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Retirement Income Review – Another attack on Women

Friday 20th November, 2020

Here we go again. The Australian Services Union (ASU), Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and the SDA, the Union for Retail, fast food and warehouse workers, represent over half a million working women in Australia. Our members are essential workers who have been at the centre of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic working in health, aged care, disability and community services, local government, retail, warehousing and fast food. Read more

Letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization

Friday 20th November, 2020

The ANMF has joined with other nurse unions around the world signing a letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization, urgently demanding that WHO immediately strengthen its Covid-19 guidance to protect nurses and other health care workers, and the public. Read more

Budget fails to deliver real investment in nursing, midwifery and aged care

Wednesday 7th October, 2020

The Treasurer may have acknowledged Australia’s local ‘heroes’, our healthcare workers, for their courage, commitment and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but last night’s Budget provides too little investment in nursing and midwifery and even less for aged care workers, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough

Friday 2nd October, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s six recommendations which the Morrison Government must implement immediately to manage COVID-19 in aged care but says it doesn’t go far enough to protect older Australians living in nursing homes. Read more

Workers demand Action for Aged Care

Monday 21st September, 2020

Today the unions representing aged care workers and the ACTU have launched a comprehensive plan to fix our broken aged care system, protect workers who have been at the front line of the fight against the virus and provide better quality care to older Australians. Read more

ANMF letter to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

Monday 14th September, 2020

The ANMF recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all involved in health care delivery and that the evidence regarding COVID-19 is continually evolving. For this reason, the ANMF urges the Federal Government and Department of Health to adopt a proactive and precautionary policy response to the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. Read more

Government must implement ANMF’s aged care action plan

Thursday 13th August, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today is calling on the Morrison Government to urgently implement its five-point action plan to protect elderly Australians living in nursing homes from further COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more

National survey: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, midwives and carers

Wednesday 12th August, 2020

To gain a better understanding of the effects the Australian outbreak of COVID-19 has had on the nursing, midwifery, and personal care workforce the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, in all states and territories, has partnered with the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre to launch a national COVID-19 Workforce Survey. Read more

It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect

Friday 7th August, 2020

Today as the nation is being asked to honour aged care workers and say ‘thanks for caring’, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says our aged care workers deserve much more, it’s time for genuine respect. This means action, not words. Read more

ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers

Tuesday 4th August, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for paid pandemic leave to be extended to all those working in aged care who need to get tested and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19, or are required to self-isolate or quarantine. Read more

COVID-19 - Changes to Federal Office operations

Monday 3rd August, 2020

The ANMF Federal Office has undertaken preparations to ensure we can continue to support members during these challenging times. This means that the ANMF Federal Office is changing the way it operates to protect our staff, members and the public. Read more