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Read all our media releases and Lamp editorials by Brett Holmes, the General Secretary of the NSWNMA.

Returning to fairness in medicare and public health

ANMF Media Release: Canberra, Australia. 5 April, 2019.Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to restore $2.8 billion to our health system and inject $2.3 billion into Medicare to improve cancer services and reduce out of pocket … Read More

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Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ to support Aged Care nurses and care staff

ANMF Media Release. 3 April 2019The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the Morrision Government to provide safe, quality … Read More

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Budget: Aged Care funding must be tied to residents’ care

ANMF Media Release. 25 January 2019The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Morrison Government must guarantee that any new funding for aged care in tonight’s Budget, is transparent and accountable … Read More

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Global Nurses Statement on New Zealand Massacre, ‘World’s Nations Must Unite Against Xenophobia’

Nurse leaders around the world joined together in expressing shock and horror at the deadly slaughter in Christchurch, New Zealand and said it is a reminder of the deadly consequences of hate speech, Islamophobia and … Read More

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ANMF calls for implementation of pill-testing trials

ANMF Media Release. 25 January 2019After a series of deaths and overdoses this summer, and as we head into the final public holiday weekend of January and its traditional music festivals, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery … Read More

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Chronic Understaffing in Aged Care Is Causing Enormous Pain and Suffering for Residents and Families

ANMF Media Release. 17 January, 2019 With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in the media as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety … Read More

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Aged Care funding won’t help vulnerable nursing home residents

ANMF Media Release. 17 December, 2018The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says funding of $552.9 million for aged care home care packages in the 2018-19 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook … Read More

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Australia should be a world leader in aged care delivery

ANMF Media Release. 15 December, 2018Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and key national medical groups have been joined by Professor John Pollaers, Chair of the 2018 Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, in … Read More

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Open letter to NSW Minister for Health – Ratios for maternity services

The Hon. Brad HazzardMinister for HealthNSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) midwives at the following hospitals: Royal Prince Alfred (RPAH), Royal North Shore (RNSH), Wollongong, Liverpool, Blacktown, Nepean, John Hunter, Tweed, Lismore and Tamworth are … Read More

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