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

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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ANMF says parliament must act to pass staffing ratios disclosure bill

The Federal Parliament must act on recommendations from a Liberal-led Parliamentary Committee which calls for the mandatory disclosure of staffing ratios in the Australia’s nursing homes, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).In … Read More

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Recommendations for Greater Transparency in Aged Care a Positive First-Step, But More Action is Needed

ANMF Media Release, 28 October 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed many of a Senate Committee’s recommendations aimed at greater transparency for the country’s taxpayer-funded, for-profit aged care providers.However, ANMF Federal Secretary, … Read More

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For profit aged care providers must account for billions in taxpayer subsidies

ANMF Media Release. Canberra, 22 November, 2018.The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling on the Senate Economics Reference Committee investigating the financial and tax practices of Australia’s for-profit aged care providers, to support … Read More

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Is toxic air pollution happening near you?

Right now, the NSW Government is reviewing the pollution licences for coal-fired power stations. The Eraring, Vales Point and Mt Piper power stations are some of the state’s biggest sources of air pollution. By installing … Read More

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