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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

Application to alter ANMF Rules

Thursday 4th February, 2021

On 3 February 2021 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commission in accordance with r126(1)(a) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulation 2009 (Regulations). The ANMF publishes this notice on its website in accordance with r126(1)(b) of the Regulations. Read more

2021 designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers

Wednesday 16th December, 2020

Member states at the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, have unanimously designated 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCWs), in recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of the millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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

Letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization

Friday 20th November, 2020

The ANMF has joined with other nurse unions around the world signing a letter sent by Global Nurses United to the World Health Organization, urgently demanding that WHO immediately strengthen its Covid-19 guidance to protect nurses and other health care workers, and the public. 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

Workers demand Action for Aged Care

Monday 21st September, 2020

Today the unions representing aged care workers and the ACTU have launched a comprehensive plan to fix our broken aged care system, protect workers who have been at the front line of the fight against the virus and provide better quality care to older Australians. Read more