Media Releases

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

Monday 23rd August, 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) commends Dr Helen Haines, the Independent Member for Indi, for putting forward a Private Member’s Motion in Federal Parliament today, calling on the Morrison Government to commit to one of the key recommendations of the Aged Care Royal Commission: by ensuring at least one registered nurse is on-site in all nursing homes 24/7. Read more

Still many questions over mandatory aged care vaccinations

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) continues to strongly encourage aged care nurses and carers to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but is concerned that mandating vaccinations for the aged care workforce could be a ‘political decision, not a health decision’. Read more

ANMF calls for urgent injection of public hospital funding

Thursday 3rd June, 2021

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for urgent funding and resourcing of Australia’s overstretched public hospital system to ensure that health professionals can deliver safe, quality care to the community. Read more

International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses leading the way

Wednesday 12th May, 2021

On International Nurses Day (IND), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its members are calling on us all to acknowledge and celebrate the critical contribution nurses make in caring for the community each and every day. Read more

ANMF says aged care budget falls short of reform promise

Tuesday 11th May, 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the $17.7 Billion for aged care in the Budget is definitely not the ‘once in a generation’ reform package promised by the Morrison Government and won’t be anywhere near enough to provide safe, quality care for vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

Aged care nurses and carers converge on Parliament House

Tuesday 16th March, 2021

A delegation of aged care workers from across Australia will converge on Parliament House, Canberra, today (Tuesday 16 March) calling on the country’s political decision-makers to use the upcoming Federal Budget to urgently reform the understaffed and under-resourced aged care sector. Read more

A plan for ‘Care, Dignity and Respect’ for older Australians

Monday 1st March, 2021

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today calls on the Morrison Government to urgently respond to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report’s recognition that staffing levels in aged care are too low and that staff ratios should be introduced to ensure that there are sufficient nursing and other care staff present at all times in residential aged care. Read more

Retirement Income Review – Another attack on Women

Friday 20th November, 2020

Here we go again.The Australian Services Union (ASU), Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and the SDA, the Union for Retail, fast food and warehouse workers, represent over half a million working women in Australia. Our members are essential workers who have been at the centre of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic working in health, aged care, disability and community services, local government, retail, warehousing and fast food. Read more

Budget fails to deliver real investment in nursing, midwifery and aged care

Wednesday 7th October, 2020

The Treasurer may have acknowledged Australia’s local ‘heroes’, our healthcare workers, for their courage, commitment and compassion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but last night’s Budget provides too little investment in nursing and midwifery and even less for aged care workers, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough

Friday 2nd October, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s six recommendations which the Morrison Government must implement immediately to manage COVID-19 in aged care but says it doesn’t go far enough to protect older Australians living in nursing homes. Read more

Government must implement ANMF’s aged care action plan

Thursday 13th August, 2020

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today is calling on the Morrison Government to urgently implement its five-point action plan to protect elderly Australians living in nursing homes from further COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more

It’s time to show aged care workers genuine respect

Friday 7th August, 2020

Today as the nation is being asked to honour aged care workers and say ‘thanks for caring’, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says our aged care workers deserve much more, it’s time for genuine respect. This means action, not words. Read more

ANMF calls for paid pandemic leave for all aged care workers

Tuesday 4th August, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for paid pandemic leave to be extended to all those working in aged care who need to get tested and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19, or are required to self-isolate or quarantine. Read more