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Australia’s elderly deserve so much better. And they deserve it now

ANMF media release September 18, 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says tonight’s harrowing Four Corners investigation into aged care homes reveals a sector in crisis and an entire section of the Australian community … Read More

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Better staffing can stop the suffering in nursing homes

ANMF media release Sunday 16 September, 2018A Royal Commission will do nothing to fix the crisis in aged care unless the Government introduces mandated staffing ratios in residential nursing homes as a matter of urgency, … Read More

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Senators standing up for our elderly residents

ANMF media release September 11, 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has thanked those Federal Senators who stood up for elderly Australians by supporting a Bill aimed at ensuring safe, quality care is provided … Read More

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Time to put aged care before ‘corporate welfare’

ANMF Media Release 4 September, 2018
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the top for-profit aged care providers, which accept over $2Billion in taxpayer subsidies, to use the funding to guarantee … Read More

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Calls For Aged Care Providers To ‘Come Clean’ On Staffing Ratios

ANMF Media Release 20 August 2018The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed a Private Member’s Bill being introduced into Federal Parliament today by Independent MP Rebekha Sharkie which will force aged care providers … Read More

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Allity aged care nurses stand together for fair pay and to end understaffing

Over the last week, aged care nurses have been meeting in their own time outside Allity facilites, demanding the aged care provider end its 18 month delay on a new enterprise agreement.Allity nurses want the company … Read More

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Senate inquiry will ‘shine a light’ on questionable financial practices of for-profit aged care providers

ANMF Media Release: 17 July, 2018The author of a report commissioned by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) showing that Australia’s top for-profit aged care providers have posted large profits whilst taking advantage of … Read More

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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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