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ANMF statement on COVID-19 strategy to surge ICU nursing workforce

Thursday 2nd April, 2020

Nurses are on the frontline of Australia’s emergency health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered nurses and midwives are the largest component of the country’s health workforce and are integral to the effective operation of the Australian health and aged care systems. Read more

ANMF Welcomes Government’s Guarantee for Private Hospitals

Tuesday 31st March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Australian Government’s Private Hospital Viability and Capacity Guarantee (‘Guarantee’) which will ensure the viability of private hospitals and save the jobs of nurses, midwives and other health workers, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

COVID-19 - Changes to Federal Office operations

Thursday 26th March, 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

Nursing students are only one solution in responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 18th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the Federal Government must commit to employing nursing graduates who have not yet secured permanent graduate positions and nurses who are underemployed. Engaging international nursing students is only one part of the solution. In health workforce preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the public need and deserve the protection of fully-qualified and trained staff. Read more

Federal Government needs to be clear on strategies to prevent spread of COVID-19

Monday 16th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), representing over 280,000 members, says the Federal Government must send clear and consistent messages to the community in order to contain the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ease growing anxiety, confusion and concern about this public health emergency. Read more

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