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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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