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ANMF Federal Professional Officer Part Time Position (RN/Midwife or Midwife)

News ANMF Federal Professional Officer Part Time Position (RN/Midwife or Midwife)

Wednesday 30 November 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is seeking a registered nurse and midwife (both), or midwife, for...

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

News 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Friday 25 November 2022

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November will mark the launch of the UNiTE cam...

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NSW nurses and midwives are angry and hurting without ratios

News NSW nurses and midwives are angry and hurting without ratios

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Thousands of nurses and midwives walked off the job for 24-hours today, the fourth statewide strike this year, desperate...

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ANMF Tasmanian Branch calls on Prime Minister to intervene in Southern Cross Care Change

News ANMF Tasmanian Branch calls on Prime Minister to intervene in Southern Cross Care Change

Tuesday 22 November 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) has written to Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese ...

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Being with Woman and Digital Technology Webinar

News Being with Woman and Digital Technology Webinar

Monday 21 November 2022

Come along and hear how digital technology can enhance your midwifery practice. In this webinar you will learn how utili...

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Supporting Australia's nurses and midwives through burnout and exhaustion

News Supporting Australia's nurses and midwives through burnout and exhaustion

Tuesday 15 November 2022

The Albanese Government has invested $25.2 million to establish and run the National Nurse and Midwife Health Service to...

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Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural & Community Awareness Course

News Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural & Community Awareness Course

Thursday 10 November 2022

Cultural awareness training will help build your knowledge and understanding to provide culturally appropriate and sensi...

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Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard

News Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard

Tuesday 08 November 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has endorsed and supports the release of the new Stillbirth Clini...

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ANMF (Vic Branch) begins work on a Reconciliation Action Plan

News ANMF (Vic Branch) begins work on a Reconciliation Action Plan

Friday 04 November 2022

ANMF (Vic Branch) has begun work on a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The ANMF Federal Office has endorsed their Feder...

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‘It’s vital’: RN 24/7 becomes law

News ‘It’s vital’: RN 24/7 becomes law

Thursday 27 October 2022

Aged care homes will be required to have a registered nurse on duty 24/7, and make sure residents receive a minimum amou...

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ANMF Federal Secretary appointed to Council for the Order of Australia

News ANMF Federal Secretary appointed to Council for the Order of Australia

Thursday 20 October 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has welcomed the appointment of its Federal Secretary Annie Butler to th...

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Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard Launch

News Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard Launch

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Join the online launch of the first national Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard, developed by the Australian Commission o...

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Focus on Child Poverty in 20th year of Anti-Poverty Week

News Focus on Child Poverty in 20th year of Anti-Poverty Week

Sunday 16 October 2022

Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 16th to the 22nd of October 2022. In its 20th year of acting on poverty, Anti-Po...

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Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference

News Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference

Monday 10 October 2022

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference is a full day event held in Melbourne on Friday 11 ...

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Reminder: ANMF National Online Education Website Closing 1 November

News Reminder: ANMF National Online Education Website Closing 1 November

Wednesday 05 October 2022

Reminder that the ANMF Federal Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website at https://anmf.cliniciansmatrix.com/ wil...

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Webinar: Thrive by Five - a campaign being heard

News Webinar: Thrive by Five - a campaign being heard

Thursday 29 September 2022

In August the new Prime Minister of Australia stood at the National Press Club and talked about the benefits for a natio...

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QNMU survey identifies ways to build a sustainable nursing and midwifery workforce

News QNMU survey identifies ways to build a sustainable nursing and midwifery workforce

Monday 26 September 2022

A new survey has identified safe workloads, ensuring minimum staff ratios and skills mix, overdue wage increases and saf...

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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

Monday 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

Friday 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

Wednesday 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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NSW government must do better to retain nurses and midwives

News NSW government must do better to retain nurses and midwives

Monday 29 August 2022

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged the NSW government to follow Victoria’s lead and future-proo...

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Victoria’s visionary strategy to build nursing and midwifery workforce

News Victoria’s visionary strategy to build nursing and midwifery workforce

Sunday 28 August 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch) has welcomed the Andrews Government’s detailed plans ...

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ANMF partners with Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week to support the wellbeing of nurses and midwives – How to get involved

News ANMF partners with Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week to support the wellbeing of nurses and midwives – How to get involved

Friday 19 August 2022

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is proudly partnering with Jean Hailes for this year’s Women’s He...

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Important notice - ANMF National Online CPE Closure

News Important notice - ANMF National Online CPE Closure

Monday 15 August 2022

Following an executive review of the ANMF’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) offerings nationally and considera...

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New leadership at the helm of NSWNMA

News New leadership at the helm of NSWNMA

Thursday 04 August 2022

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has announced General Secretary, Brett Holmes, will conclude his leade...

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Homelessness Week 1-7 August 2022

News Homelessness Week 1-7 August 2022

Friday 29 July 2022

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise...

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Australia facing nursing shortage as more than two years of COVID takes its toll

News Australia facing nursing shortage as more than two years of COVID takes its toll

Friday 22 July 2022

Australia is in the midst of a health crisis — one it cannot staff. More than two and a half years into the pandemic, C...

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Tiredness, fatigue and sleep

News Tiredness, fatigue and sleep

Wednesday 20 July 2022

What we have been through in recent years – and are still going through – has left many people feeling exhausted and fat...

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Maggie Beer – The champion for quality food in aged care

News Maggie Beer – The champion for quality food in aged care

Friday 15 July 2022

As one of Australia’s most iconic cooks, Maggie Beer is passionate about changing the wellbeing of the elderly through a...

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Health care is a human right

News Health care is a human right

Monday 11 July 2022

How a nurse-led initiative is bringing hope and dignity to disadvantaged communities... And why nurses are 'awesome'. Re...

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Dr Rosemary Bryant reflects on the evolution of nursing over the past 50 years

News Dr Rosemary Bryant reflects on the evolution of nursing over the past 50 years

Tuesday 05 July 2022

Australia’s first Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Dr Rosemary Bryant, has shared her reflections on th...

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National NAIDOC Week

News National NAIDOC Week

Wednesday 29 June 2022

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to c...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training

News Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training

Wednesday 01 June 2022

Cultural awareness training will help build your knowledge and understanding to provide culturally appropriate and sensi...

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Digital Health

News Digital Health

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in digital health. They are the largest users and the key enablers in influencing ...

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National Reconciliation Week

News National Reconciliation Week

Friday 27 May 2022

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achi...

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Winners crowned in a celebration of Australia’s nurses and midwives for 2022 HESTA Awards

News Winners crowned in a celebration of Australia’s nurses and midwives for 2022 HESTA Awards

Friday 20 May 2022

A Victorian nurse practitioner who has worked tirelessly to support women with ovarian cancer and their families and a F...

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Application to alter ANMF Rules

News Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 14 April 2022

On 14 April 2022 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Comm...

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ANMF joins call for more investment in global vaccine equity and pandemic preparedness

News ANMF joins call for more investment in global vaccine equity and pandemic preparedness

Friday 18 February 2022

ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler has joined with other leading Australian voices calling for more investment in globa...

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Open Letter to the Prime Minister from aged care providers and unions

News Open Letter to the Prime Minister from aged care providers and unions

Thursday 10 February 2022

The ANMF has joined with other unions and aged care providers in an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on him to...

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Staff shortage emergency requires more than a two-payment bonus

News Staff shortage emergency requires more than a two-payment bonus

Tuesday 01 February 2022

We acknowledge the announcement of a retention bonus to be paid to aged care workers in two stages. However, the announc...

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Staff shortage emergency: providers and unions call for ADF support and COVID-19 wage payment

News Staff shortage emergency: providers and unions call for ADF support and COVID-19 wage payment

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Aged care providers and unions have united to call on the Prime Minister to deploy the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to...

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ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2021

News ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2021

Wednesday 03 November 2021

The ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2021 can be viewed at the link below. Financial Report for the yea...

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Application to alter ANMF Rules

News Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 23 September 2021

On 23 September 2021 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work ...

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ANMF letter to Prime Minister on National Plan for Re-opening Australia

News ANMF letter to Prime Minister on National Plan for Re-opening Australia

Wednesday 01 September 2021

The ANMF has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of members across Australia to raise our significant concerns regar...

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Stop blaming aged care workers for government failures on vaccines - Providers and unions unite

News Stop blaming aged care workers for government failures on vaccines - Providers and unions unite

Thursday 08 July 2021

Aged care providers and the union movement have united to reject the current blame shifting on vaccination, saying it is...

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ANMF letter to Prime Minister on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in Aged Care

News ANMF letter to Prime Minister on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in Aged Care

Wednesday 30 June 2021

The ANMF has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of our members across Australia, who are currently working in priva...

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New Research: Commonwealth Can Afford $10b for Aged Care Recommendations

News New Research: Commonwealth Can Afford $10b for Aged Care Recommendations

Friday 07 May 2021

Implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will require additional Commo...

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Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine begins

News Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine begins

Monday 22 February 2021

Today marks the beginning of Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nurses and aged care residents have started re...

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Application to alter ANMF Rules

News Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 04 February 2021

On 3 February 2021 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Co...

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2021 designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers

News 2021 designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers

Wednesday 16 December 2020

The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), has designated 2021 as the I...

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Follow-up correspondence to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

News Follow-up correspondence to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

Thursday 26 November 2020

On 9 September 2020 the ANMF wrote to the Department of Health concerning the use of protective personal equipment (PPE)...

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Letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization

News Letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization

Friday 20 November 2020

The ANMF has joined with other nurse and health care worker unions around the world in signing a letter sent by Global N...

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ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020

News ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020

Friday 20 November 2020

The ANMF Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020 can be viewed at the link below. Financial Report for the yea...

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ANMF letter to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

News ANMF letter to Department of Health re PPE for protection of health care workers

Monday 14 September 2020

The ANMF recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all involved in health care delivery and that the evid...

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National survey: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, midwives and carers

News National survey: assessing the impact of COVID-19 on nurses, midwives and carers

Wednesday 12 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on all Australians and significantly on the health and aged care profes...

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Application to alter ANMF Rules May

News Application to alter ANMF Rules May

Thursday 14 May 2020

On 14 May 2020 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commis...

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Letter to ANMF and ACN from President of International College of Nurses

News Letter to ANMF and ACN from President of International College of Nurses

Tuesday 07 April 2020

The President of the ICN has written a letter to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and Australian College ...

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

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

Thursday 02 April 2020

Nurses are on the frontline of Australia’s emergency health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered nurses and mid...

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Application to alter ANMF Rules March

News Application to alter ANMF Rules March

Friday 06 March 2020

On 6 March 2020 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commi...

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Joint letter from Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization concerning coronavirus

News Joint letter from Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization concerning coronavirus

Friday 31 January 2020

Leaders of nurses’ unions from 22 countries including the ANMF have co-signed a letter from Global Nurses United to the ...

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Open letter calls on every federal parliamentary candidate to address climate health emergency

News Open letter calls on every federal parliamentary candidate to address climate health emergency

Friday 19 April 2019

Protect health and save lives: Open letter calls on every federal parliamentary candidate to address climate health emer...

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