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Surely it’s time for Government to fix aged care

Wednesday 21st June, 2017

The wide-ranging recommendations of a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s under-resourced aged care workforce should finally be enough for the Federal Government to take urgent action to introduce minimum nurse and staffing requirements in nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Poor staffing in aged care resulting in abuse of elderly

Thursday 15th June, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the Government to fix the crisis in aged care, in the wake of a new damning report which contains disturbing evidence showing how the lack of minimum staffing regulations and appropriate skills mix has resulted in the abuse of elderly, vulnerable nursing home patients. Read more

FWC ruling not enough to close wages gap for nurses, midwives, carers

Tuesday 6th June, 2017

Today’s Fair Work Commission ruling to grant a 3.3 per cent increase in the minimum wage for Australia’s low-paid workers will do “precious little” to help nursing, midwifery and care staff on the national Nurses Award 2010 keep up with the rising cost of living, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2017

Friday 26th May, 2017

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. Read more

Healthscope Medical Centres Bargaining Update

Thursday 25th May, 2017

Members would have recently received advice from Healthscope that it intends to commence negotiations with the ANMF to replace the Healthscope Medical Centres and ANMF, Practice Nurses Enterprise Agreement 2013 (the Agreement). Read more

Let’s all celebrate International Nurses Day 2017

Friday 12th May, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says today’s International Nurses Day (IND) is a chance for the whole community to acknowledge and applaud the crucial contribution nurses make to the Australian health system each and every day. Read more

Budget losers: Nursing students and aged care nurses

Wednesday 10th May, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says nursing and midwifery students, and nurses and assistants in nursing (AIN) working in the under-resourced aged care sector are the big losers in last night’s Federal Budget. Read more

New report exposes exploitation in medical supply chains

Thursday 20th April, 2017

A new report conducted by the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), in conjunction with The Australia Institute has revealed high-levels of exploitation and human rights abuses suffered by low-wage workers involved in the overseas production of every-day medical goods used by Australians. Read more

ANMF Education Update - April 2017

Wednesday 12th April, 2017

The first ANMF Education newsletter for 2017 provides information on the following: Our new ANMF CPE website New topics available An update on the ANMF’s other 3 CPD websites Working with… Read more

Minister agrees that nurses need ratios in aged care

Monday 10th April, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased the Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has acknowledged the need for the long-overdue aged care workforce strategy that provides a broad approach for workers in the sector. Read more

Sonic Health Plus EBA Update for ANMF Members

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Sonic HealthPlus has advised the ANMF of their intention to commence the access period for the proposed Sonic HealthPlus Agreement despite a request by the ANMF that the parties continue negotiations in an attempt to reach a fair and equitable Agreement. The decision by Sonic HealthPlus means the voting process for the proposed Agreement has started. Read more

Application to vary ANMF Rules

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

The Queensland Nurses Union is changing its name to the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Union. This requires a change to the Rules of the ANMF. Read more