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ANMF Calls on Government to Keep COVID Payments For Workers

Media Release ANMF Calls on Government to Keep COVID Payments For Workers

Friday 01 July 2022

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling on the new Albane...

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ANMF ready and willing to work with newly appointed Ministers to achieve much needed health and aged care reform

Media Release ANMF ready and willing to work with newly appointed Ministers to achieve much needed health and aged care reform

Wednesday 01 June 2022

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), congratulates new Ministe...

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ANMF Congratulates Anthony Albanese on Election Win

Media Release ANMF Congratulates Anthony Albanese on Election Win

Sunday 22 May 2022

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), congratulates Anthony Alb...

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Morrison Government Must be Held Accountable for Deaths in Aged Care

Media Release Morrison Government Must be Held Accountable for Deaths in Aged Care

Friday 20 May 2022

As Australia heads to the polls tomorrow, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is reminding v...

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Three Months On, Aged Care Workers Still Waiting for COVID Payments

Media Release Three Months On, Aged Care Workers Still Waiting for COVID Payments

Tuesday 17 May 2022

More than 70% of aged care workers still haven’t received their $400 bonus, as promised by Prime Minister Scott ...

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

Media Release Celebrating International Nurses Day

Thursday 12 May 2022

On this International Nurses Day (IND), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is asking us all ...

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ANMF Corrects Mr Morrison’s Aged Care Claim

Media Release ANMF Corrects Mr Morrison’s Aged Care Claim

Monday 09 May 2022

In response to Mr Morrison’s claim during last night’s Leaders’ debate that he ‘blew the whistle’ on aged care, A...

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Support for Care and Community Workers

Media Release Support for Care and Community Workers

Sunday 01 May 2022

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes an election pledge b...

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Securing Nurses and Care Workers in Aged Care

Media Release Securing Nurses and Care Workers in Aged Care

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Today, the Hearing for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) and Health Services Union’s (HSU)...

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Supporting Australia’s Nurses and Midwives

Media Release Supporting Australia’s Nurses and Midwives

Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has today welcomed the Opposition’s election pledge to fun...

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ANMF Announces Election Priorities for Health and Aged Care

Media Release ANMF Announces Election Priorities for Health and Aged Care

Monday 11 April 2022

In the lead-up to the federal election, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federat...

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Opposition’s Aged Care Reform Package Gives Hope for Older Australians

Media Release Opposition’s Aged Care Reform Package Gives Hope for Older Australians

Thursday 31 March 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s pledge to mandate...

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New Report: Morrison Government Must Ensure Billions in Public Funding is Tied to Care of Australian Aged Care Residents

Media Release New Report: Morrison Government Must Ensure Billions in Public Funding is Tied to Care of Australian Aged Care Residents

Tuesday 29 March 2022

A NEW report examining the financial and tax practices of some of Australia’s largest nursing home operators, again ...

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Budget 2022: Scott Morrison fails to do his job

Media Release Budget 2022: Scott Morrison fails to do his job

Tuesday 29 March 2022

The lack of sustainable funding and real reform for health and aged care shows that Prime Minister Scott Morrison h...

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ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Media Release ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Tuesday 08 March 2022

On this International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March 2022, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwif...

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Aged care crisis: nurses and care workers feel ‘unseen, unvalued and cast aside'

Media Release Aged care crisis: nurses and care workers feel ‘unseen, unvalued and cast aside'

Thursday 03 March 2022

Overwhelmed, overworked nurses and care-workers identified chronic understaffing as the ‘fundamental contributor’ to ...

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It’s disgusting Mr Morrison hasn’t done his job to fix aged care

Media Release It’s disgusting Mr Morrison hasn’t done his job to fix aged care

Tuesday 01 March 2022

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Royal Commission’s Final Report into the troubled aged care system, members of...

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ANMF rejects draft Religious Discrimination Bill

Media Release ANMF rejects draft Religious Discrimination Bill

Wednesday 09 February 2022

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned that ironically, the Mo...

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Crisis in aged care: Mr Morrison, you let it happen

Media Release Crisis in aged care: Mr Morrison, you let it happen

Tuesday 08 February 2022

Aged care nurses and workers will hold a COVID-safe protest in Canberra today (Tuesday 8 February) to voice our frustra...

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Nursing organisations condemn Morrison Government for failures in aged care

Media Release Nursing organisations condemn Morrison Government for failures in aged care

Wednesday 02 February 2022

The country’s peak nursing organisations today stand together to condemn the Morrison Government for its failure to prot...

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Aged care nurses and carers forced to pay for RATs

Media Release Aged care nurses and carers forced to pay for RATs

Tuesday 01 February 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is extremely concerned that many nurses and carers are still bein...

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Private aged care in crisis - needs immediate action from the Morrison Government

Media Release Private aged care in crisis - needs immediate action from the Morrison Government

Thursday 27 January 2022

As we witness the Omicron wave spread through private aged care facilities across the country, vulnerable, elderly Austr...

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COVID-19 private aged care crisis escalates: Morrison Government must do more to protect residents and staff

Media Release COVID-19 private aged care crisis escalates: Morrison Government must do more to protect residents and staff

Wednesday 12 January 2022

As the Omicron variant runs rampant through the country’s aged care facilities, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Fed...

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Workforce Representatives ‘Left Out’ of Aged Care Advisory Council

Media Release Workforce Representatives ‘Left Out’ of Aged Care Advisory Council

Thursday 25 November 2021

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its extreme disappoin...

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New bill calling for a national law requiring registered nurses 24/7 in nursing homes

Media Release New bill calling for a national law requiring registered nurses 24/7 in nursing homes

Wednesday 01 September 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on all Federal Senators to support a private member’s ...

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MPs call on Morrison Government to act on mandated nursing levels in aged care

Media Release MPs call on Morrison Government to act on mandated nursing levels in aged care

Monday 23 August 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) commends Dr Helen Haines, the Independent Member for Indi, for pu...

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Calls for nurse practitioners to be utilised in COVID vaccination roll-out

Media Release Calls for nurse practitioners to be utilised in COVID vaccination roll-out

Friday 30 July 2021

A coalition of peak nursing organisations is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nur...

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Still many questions over mandatory aged care vaccinations

Media Release Still many questions over mandatory aged care vaccinations

Tuesday 29 June 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) continues to strongly encourage aged care nurses and carers to re...

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ANMF calls for urgent injection of public hospital funding

Media Release ANMF calls for urgent injection of public hospital funding

Thursday 03 June 2021

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for urgent funding and r...

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International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses leading the way

Media Release International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses leading the way

Wednesday 12 May 2021

On International Nurses Day (IND), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its members are ca...

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ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise

Media Release ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise

Tuesday 11 May 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the $17.7 Billion for aged care in the Budget is def...

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ANMF launches new national aged care campaign: ‘It’s not too much’

Media Release ANMF launches new national aged care campaign: ‘It’s not too much’

Monday 26 April 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched its new national campaign aimed at ensuring ...

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ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge for action in aged care

Media Release ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge for action in aged care

Sunday 12 May 2019

On this International Nurses Day (IND) and Mother’s Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welc...

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Nurses and carers abused, bullied and harassed - the ‘scapegoats’ for the crisis in aged care

Media Release Nurses and carers abused, bullied and harassed - the ‘scapegoats’ for the crisis in aged care

Friday 03 May 2019

Overworked nurses and carers are being spat at in the street, abused in shopping centres and physically and emotionally ...

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Returning to Fairness in Medicare and Public Health

Media Release Returning to Fairness in Medicare and Public Health

Friday 05 April 2019

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to restore $2.8 billion to our health system and inject $2.3 billion into Medica...

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

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

Wednesday 03 April 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘b...

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Budget aged care funding must be tied to residents’ care

Media Release Budget aged care funding must be tied to residents’ care

Tuesday 02 April 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Morrison Government must g...

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Everybody deserves the right to a healthy future: Nurses and midwives support National Close The Gap Day

Media Release Everybody deserves the right to a healthy future: Nurses and midwives support National Close The Gap Day

Thursday 21 March 2019

On this Close the Gap Day 2019 the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) affirms our commitment to working ...

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ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Media Release ANMF celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Friday 08 March 2019

Today, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is marking International Wome...

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ANMF Federal Secretary gives evidence to Aged Care Royal Commission

Media Release ANMF Federal Secretary gives evidence to Aged Care Royal Commission

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Annie Butler, has given evidence to the...

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Asylum seekers must be allowed medical treatment in Australia

Media Release Asylum seekers must be allowed medical treatment in Australia

Monday 11 February 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on Federal MPs to support...

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ANMF welcomes wider scope of practice for nurse practitioners

Media Release ANMF welcomes wider scope of practice for nurse practitioners

Friday 08 February 2019

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has welcomed a Report by the Nurse Practitioner’s Reference Group (NPRG)...

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ANMF Federal leadership team re-elected

Media Release ANMF Federal leadership team re-elected

Wednesday 06 February 2019

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is pleased to announce that Annie B...

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ANMF calls for implementation of pill-testing trials

Media Release ANMF calls for implementation of pill-testing trials

Friday 25 January 2019

After a series of deaths and overdoses this summer, and as we head into the final public holiday weekend of January and ...

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

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

Thursday 17 January 2019

With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in ...

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