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ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge for action in aged care

Sunday 12th May, 2019

On this International Nurses Day (IND) and Mother’s Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to start taking action to improve the under-resourced aged care system in Australia, including the requirement for a Registered Nurse (RN) to be rostered on-site at all nursing homes, 24/7. Read more

CNMF 2020: Call For Abstracts closing 31 May 2019

Wednesday 1st May, 2019

The 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will be held on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March 2020 in London and will celebrate the past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions that nurses and midwives have made, are making, and will make to global health and wellbeing. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by 31 May 2019. Read more

Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ to support aged care nurses and care staff

Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the Morrison Government to provide safe, quality care for older Australians and fails to support the work of the nurses and carers who could make an actual difference. Read more

Budget aged care funding must be tied to residents’ care

Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Morrison Government must guarantee that any new funding for aged care in tonight’s Budget, is transparent and accountable and tied to ensuring the provision of safe, best practice care for every elderly Australian. Read more

ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Friday 8th March, 2019

Today, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is marking International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, celebrating the crucial role women play in Australia’s health and aged care systems. Read more

ANMF Federal Secretary gives evidence to Aged Care Royal Commission

Wednesday 13th February, 2019

The Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Annie Butler, has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide today, explaining how the systemic sub-standard and inadequate care provided to vulnerable nursing home residents can be addressed by the implementation of mandated staffing ratios and skills mix. This will fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

Asylum seekers must be allowed medical treatment in Australia

Monday 11th February, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on Federal MPs to support an amendment to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018, in relation to the transfer of asylum-seekers from offshore detention centres for urgent medical treatment. Read more

ANMF welcomes wider scope of practice for nurse practitioners

Friday 8th February, 2019

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has welcomed a Report by the Nurse Practitioner’s Reference Group (NPRG) in relation to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, saying it acknowledges the crucial role that Australia’s 1,745 endorsed Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play in delivering integrated, efficient health care across the community. Read more

ANMF Federal leadership team re-elected

Wednesday 6th February, 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is pleased to announce that Annie Butler has been re-elected unopposed as its Federal Secretary. Read more

ANMF calls for implementation of pill-testing trials

Friday 25th January, 2019

After a series of deaths and overdoses this summer, and as we head into the final public holiday weekend of January and its traditional music festivals, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling for urgent national action on the introduction of pill-testing trials. Read more

Chronic Understaffing in Aged Care Is Causing Enormous Pain and Suffering for Residents and Families

Thursday 17th January, 2019

With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in the media as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety prepares to commence its official proceedings tomorrow, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time we finally, and genuinely, acknowledge that the system has failed Australia’s most frail and vulnerable. Radical change is desperately needed, both to the system’s rules and the system’s culture. Read more