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We’re Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organisation.

In collaboration with the ANMF’s eight state and territory branches, we represent the professional, industrial and political interests of over 310,000 nurses, midwives and carers across the country.

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In the Media ANMF Cautions Against Hasty Removal of COVID-19 Safety Measures

The ANMF is urging caution on the potential scaling-back of mandatory COVID isolation to be considered by National Cabinet, saying COVID-safety measures must always be based on considered, expert health advice. While we are slowly emerging from this current COVID-19 outbreak, we must not risk further infection, disease and increased burden on our health system by removing COVID safety measures too quickly.

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The ANMF is urging caution on the potential scaling-back of mandatory COVID isolation to be considered by National Cabinet, saying COVID-safety measures must always be based on considered, expert health advice. While we are slowly emerging from this current COVID-19 outbreak, we must not risk further infection, disease and increased burden on our health system by removing COVID safety measures too quickly.

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ANMF Leadership

Annie Butler

Annie Butler, Federal Secretary

Australians have definitively said no more - we can do so much better.

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Lori-Anne Sharp

Lori-Anne Sharp, Federal Assistant Secretary

Let's continue to deliver safe health care that the community deserves

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Dementia Action Week - A little support makes a big difference

News Dementia Action Week - A little support makes a big difference

19 September 2022

Dementia Action Week 2022 is from Monday 19 September to Sunday 25 September. This year, the community is encouraged to ...

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Key takeaways from the Jobs and Skills Summit

News Key takeaways from the Jobs and Skills Summit

09 September 2022

Led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the summit brought together prominent leaders from across Australia including po...

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Walk n' Talk with the ANMF for Jean Hailes Women's Health Week

News Walk n' Talk with the ANMF for Jean Hailes Women's Health Week

07 September 2022

As part of Women’s Health Week, the ANMF hosted an event on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 for its Victorian members, encou...

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