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Nursing students are only one solution in responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 18th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the Federal Government must commit to employing nursing graduates who have not yet secured permanent graduate positions and nurses who are underemployed. Engaging international nursing students is only one part of the solution. In health workforce preparedness to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the public need and deserve the protection of fully-qualified and trained staff. Read more

Federal Government needs to be clear on strategies to prevent spread of COVID-19

Monday 16th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), representing over 280,000 members, says the Federal Government must send clear and consistent messages to the community in order to contain the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ease growing anxiety, confusion and concern about this public health emergency. Read more

ANMF calls for equal rights this International Women’s Day

Sunday 8th March, 2020

On this International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) acknowledge the United Nations global theme I am Generation Equality Realizing Womans Rights and recognise the history of this day stems from International Workers Womans Day. Read more

Application to alter ANMF Rules

Friday 6th March, 2020

On 6 March 2020 the ANMF lodged a notice setting out the particulars of alterations to it rules with the Fair Work Commission in accordance with r 126(1)(a) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulation 2009 (Regulations). The ANMF publishes this notice on its website in accordance with r 126(1)(b) of the Regulations. Read more

ANMF calls on Government to protect nursing home residents and staff

Wednesday 4th March, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is working closely with the Federal Government, health departments and industry stakeholders on contingency plans to stop the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the aged care workforce and elderly, vulnerable nursing home residents. Read more

ANMF welcomes Senior Counsel’s calls for minimum staffing in aged care

Friday 21st February, 2020

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), supports the recommendations of Senior Counsel Assisting, Peter Rozen, to the Aged Care Royal Commission today for mandated minimum staffing levels and skills mix in the system, which importantly includes having a registered nurse on duty at all times. Read more

New Digital Health Capability Framework for Nurses and Midwives

Monday 3rd February, 2020

Nurses and midwives across Australia are being consulted on the digital health skills they need. Survey consultation started on Monday 3 February for six weeks (closing 13 March) on the draft National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework, a collaboration between HISA, the Australian Digital Health Agency and nursing and midwifery professional bodies. Read more

Bushfire Disaster Information

Monday 6th January, 2020

At this terrible time for Australia, the ANMF acknowledges and expresses our sincere gratitude to all the emergency workers, volunteers, and community members who are working tirelessly, under extraordinary conditions, in and for fire-affected areas. We have compiled some links that may be useful for those who have been affected and those who would like to contribute. If and when you need assistance, please reach out for help. Read more

ANMF questions ‘transparency’ in MYEFO aged care funding

Tuesday 17th December, 2019

With no laws in place to guarantee transparency in aged care funding, Australian taxpayers can’t be assured that $624 million (over four years) allocated for the sector in the 2019 MYEFO will actually be used by nursing home operators to provide quality care for residents, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Government and One Nation fail to support transparency in aged care funding

Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Federal Government, with the support of One Nation, has blocked an Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019 – which was seeking transparency and accountability for the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funding received by nursing home operators. Once again, the Government, this time with the support of One Nation, has failed to commit to genuine improvements in aged care and for older Australians, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more