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We represent the voice of over 310,000 nurses, midwives and carers at a Federal level. Browse our archive of media appearances and articles.

Aged care challenges. Can the incoming government fix standards of care and nursing shortages?

Radio Aged care challenges. Can the incoming government fix standards of care and nursing shortages?

24 May 2022

ABC Radio AM report discussing the building blocks of Labor’s aged care policy including RN 24/7, ratios, wage increase ...

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Labor pledges a new national service to support the wellbeing of nurses and midwives

Print Labor pledges a new national service to support the wellbeing of nurses and midwives

13 April 2022

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has pledged a new national service to support the wellbeing of nurses and midwives, s...

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Labor pledges to crack down on ‘dodgy’ aged care providers

Print Labor pledges to crack down on ‘dodgy’ aged care providers

04 April 2022

Federal Labor will introduce tough new penalties, including jail time, to stop ‘dodgy’ aged care providers neglecting an...

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Budget reply brings a sense of hope for older Australians and aged care workers

Print Budget reply brings a sense of hope for older Australians and aged care workers

01 April 2022

A delegation of 10 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) aged care members watched on in Federal Parliament...

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Aged care sector calling for commitment to workforce funding

TV Aged care sector calling for commitment to workforce funding

15 March 2022

ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler speaks with chief political correspondent Laura Tingle on ABC 7.30. One of the key r...

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Workforce ‘fast losing hope’ says ANMF

Print Workforce ‘fast losing hope’ says ANMF

03 March 2022

An “overwhelmed” workforce coupled with “chronic understaffing” has been identified as the “fundamental contributor” und...

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Nurses rally over aged care shortfalls

Print Nurses rally over aged care shortfalls

01 March 2022

A once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform aged care is slipping through Australia's grasp, peak industry bodies warn....

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‘Pushed to the edge’: Australian aged care providers facing dire staff shortages

Print ‘Pushed to the edge’: Australian aged care providers facing dire staff shortages

28 January 2022

ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp speaking with The Guardian about surveying members on COVID-19 with pre...

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Over-worked aged care workers feeling hopeless

Radio Over-worked aged care workers feeling hopeless

27 January 2022

ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp on PM on ABC Radio, re-issuing a plea from the ANMF to the Federal Gove...

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BYO rapid antigen tests for essential visitors to enter Australian aged care facilities

Print BYO rapid antigen tests for essential visitors to enter Australian aged care facilities

25 January 2022

ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp speaking with The Guardian about the uncertain supply of rapid antigen ...

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Staff shortages cripple health system

Radio Staff shortages cripple health system

12 January 2022

ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp on PM on ABC Radio, discussing the soaring Covid case numbers crippling...

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Nurses union urges govt to do more to protect aged care residents and staff

Print Nurses union urges govt to do more to protect aged care residents and staff

12 January 2022

ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp interviewed by Inside Ageing, expressing concerns that the Morrison Gov...

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Nurses across the country struggling with burnout

TV Nurses across the country struggling with burnout

18 December 2021

Appearing on Today on 9 News, ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler says in the last two years, during the COVID-19 pandem...

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Australia struggles to hold its nerve as COVID spreads

Radio Australia struggles to hold its nerve as COVID spreads

17 December 2021

ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler one of the featured guests on PM on ABC Radio with the discussion about entering the...

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Growing concerns over nation's healthcare workers as COVID infections continues to rise

Radio Growing concerns over nation's healthcare workers as COVID infections continues to rise

16 December 2021

Federal Secretary Annie Butler joins ABC News radio speaking on the anxious time for nurses in NSW, Victoria and across ...

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‘Too many ignored’: Budget reforms fall well short of aged-care advice

Print ‘Too many ignored’: Budget reforms fall well short of aged-care advice

14 May 2021

Opinion piece by ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler in the Sydney Morning Herald following the federal budget and how i...

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Three aged care workers on what it's really like in the industry

Print Three aged care workers on what it's really like in the industry

07 May 2021

In this ABC News article, ANMF members and nurses Jocelyn Hofman, Rebecca Woodfield and Adam Weaver describe what it is ...

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Aged Care 360

TV Aged Care 360

03 September 2020

An Aged Care 360 special investigation delving into aged care, with ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler joining the roun...

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