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

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights mistreatment of elderly Australians

ANMF Media Release 15 June 2018Today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marks a day when people come together to voice their opposition to the abuse and suffering that is inflicted on older people around the … Read More

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ANMF welcomes Opposition’s pledge to restore funding for public hospitals

ANMF Media Release May 10 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the Opposition’s pledge to restore $2.8Billion to public hospitals, unfairly slashed from health budgets by a succession of Coalition governments, saying it … Read More

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ANMF welcomes inquiry into for-profit aged care providers

ANMF Media Release May 10 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is commending the Senate Economics Reference Committee which today announced an Inquiry into the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care … Read More

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Budget fails to deliver improved staffing in aged care

ANMF Media Release May 8, 2018The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed aged care funding in the 2018/19 Federal Budget for additional home care packages, but says this will … Read More

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Petition calls on for-profit aged care providers to use billions in taxpayer funding on care for elderly Australians

ANMF Media Release May 4 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched a new national petition calling for greater transparency and accountability in the Government funding of the for-profit aged care sector after … Read More

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Aged care providers putting profits before their responsibility to care

Australia’s top six aged care providers, some with foreign ownership, posted enormous profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies, using various loopholes, corporate structures and discretionary trusts to avoid … Read More

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Better staffing will fix the crisis in aged care

ANMF Media Release: April 17, 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) does not dispute Minister Ken Wyatt’s recent comments that the government was working hard to ensure older Australians had the best care possible, … Read More

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ANMF supports calls for nationally consistent mandatory reporting laws

ANMF Media Release: 13 April, 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is supporting calls for the introduction of nationally-consistent mandatory reporting laws for nurses, midwives and other health professionals, which will be raised at the … Read More

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CRISIS IN AGED CARE CONTINUES: MINISTER MUST ACT

ANMF Media Release: 5 April, 2018The declining quality of care in residential aged care facilities, as highlighted once again by last night’s ABC 7.30 report, must be addressed without any further delay, according to the … Read More

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