On this International Nurses' Day, we honour our global nursing colleagues who have lost their lives treating and caring for patients with COVID-19. Join us and light a candle at 7pm (AEST) on May 12. #nurseshonoured
For this year’s International Nurses Day, in these extraordinary times, a number of well-known, much loved Australian celebrities, including Missy Higgins, Hamish and Andy, Magda Szubanski, Marcia Hines and others have joined us to share their stories and thank nurses and midwives for the care they have received and the lasting impact nurses and midwives have made to their lives.
Julie has been an Assistant in Nursing for almost 18 years, hear her talk about the changes in the ratio of nursing staff and her experiences in aged care. Show your support and join the campaign at http://www.MoreStaffForAgedCare.com.au
Listen to Gladys who is a resident talking about her experiences in aged care and show your support by joining the campaign at http://www.MoreStaffForAgedCare.com.au
Margaret speaks about why ratios are important to protect vulnerable, older nursing home residents like her husband who are the victims of Australia’s crisis in aged care.
Cherise is a registered nurse who works in aged care and also has her grandmother as a resident. She knows firsthand that we need More Staff For Aged Care by making aged care ratios law, now.
From the National Day of Action, registered nurse Wendy talks about the importance of Penalty rates.
From the National Day of Action, registered nurse Donna talks about the importance of penalty rates.
Registered Nurse Rachel White speaking on penalty rates at the National Day of Action on March 4th 2015.
ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas speaking at the National Day of Action in Melbourne on March 4th 2015.
Nurses and midwives speaking on how they feel about their penalty rates at the National Day of Action on March 4th 2015.
As part of our activities for the G20 World Leaders Summit in Brisbane, the QNU is joining forces with the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association calling for Australia to adopt the ‘Robin Hood Tax’. Governments must fund public health care for all. A right not a privilege.
Nurses and midwives marched on 31 August 2014 to show their dissatisfaction with the current Abbott government. Coral Levett, NSNMA President, spoke passionately about the threats to Medicare and our public health system.
Video of the Keep SA Healthy Rally on June 6.
Excerpts from Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victoria Branch Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick delivering a call to action speech to approximately 20,000 protestors in Melbourne, 12th of June 2014.
The Coalition Government is floating the idea of a co-payment for every visit to a GP - but this is undoubtedly just the beginning of their plan to dismantle Medicare and invite private insurers in. Hundreds gathered at Sydney Town Hall on a rainy Saturday to defend Medicare.
Mothers and babies came together to celebrate Medicare and wish it many happy returns. Acting General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA), Judith Kiejda, noted that it is vital to protect Medicare from being dismantled, especially on behalf of future Australians.
Help Us Create A Better Future For Australia. Education is the key to curing just about every social-economic-global problem, yet Australia has a school attendance rate of only 92 per cent.
September 17th 2013, is the first Global Day of Action organised by Global Nurses United (GNU), made up of nurse and midwifery unions from 14 nations, including the NSWNMA. In Sydney we made our presence felt outside Parliament House, then took to the Harbour to deliver our message against a stunning backdrop.
Minister for Ageing Mark Butler announces that the federal Government will provide up to $1.2 billion to raise the wages of aged care workers.