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

Wednesday 1st September, 2021

The ANMF has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of members across Australia to raise our significant concerns regarding the government’s current proposed plan for re-opening Australia and transitioning the country’s COVID-19 response based on the Doherty Institute’s COVID-19 modelling and the Commonwealth Department of Treasury economic analysis. Read more

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

National NAIDOC Week 2021

Monday 5th July, 2021

Healing is nursing and midwifery business. We celebrate the specialist knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives bring to nursing and midwifery practice and the important part it plays in healing country and community for all. #NAIDOCWeek2021 Read more

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

Wednesday 30th June, 2021

The ANMF has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of our members across Australia, who are currently working in private residential aged care (i.e. Federal Government run aged care), to seek clarification on the details and requirements relating to Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination in Aged Care, announced following the National Cabinet meeting on 28 June. 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

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

Friday 7th May, 2021

Implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will require additional Commonwealth funding of at least $10 billion per year, and there are several revenue tools which the government could use to raise those funds, according to a new report on funding high-quality aged care released by the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work. Read more

Remembering nurses who have died from COVID-19 during global pandemic

Wednesday 28th April, 2021

On this International Day of Mourning, which commemorates those who have died at work, The End COVID for All campaign and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), come together to pay tribute to the 3,000 nurses across the world who have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. 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

Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine begins

Monday 22nd February, 2021

Today marks the beginning of Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nurses and aged care residents have started receiving their vaccinations along with other frontline workers and those at high-risk. We look forward to better protection for workers, safer workplaces and gradual return to our everyday lives as the vaccination gets taken up. Read more