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Majority of Australians support higher Sunday penalties: poll

A new poll released today shows the majority of Australians think there is a difference between Saturday and Sunday, and people who work on a Sunday should get higher pay rates than those who work on a Saturday. The Essential poll, commissioned by th...



Low paid workers robbed of penalty rates

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has condemned a decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates across three industries, labeling it as a “cruel attack on the...



Mother’s Day Classic NSWNMA team

The Mother’s Day Classic, on 14 May, is a national fun run raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Following our success with the 2016 NSWNMA team, we’re participating again as a team in 2017. Early bird rates for the 2017 Mo...



Have a heart, Premier

This Valentine’s Day we’re calling on the new Premier to have a heart and keep disability services public in NSW, alongside the NDIS....



Senators should reject sneaky cuts to Paid Parental Leave

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is urging the Nick Xenophon Team and other cross-benchers to reject the Turnbull Government’s latest underhand attempt at cutting paid parental leave (PPL) for w...



Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the Government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the he...



Opening hours over Christmas/New Year

The NSWNMA office will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. There will be staff on call from Tuesday 28th to Friday 30th to attend to urgent matters. For details of the number to contact during this perio...



Nominations open for 2017 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards

If you know an outstanding nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2017 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. In its 11th year, this is the first time the Awards have included ‘midwifery’ in it...



Aged Care Staffing Levels and Skills Mix Project

A new national report reveals how the current inadequate level of staffing in Australian nursing homes is failing to ensure the provision of safe, quality aged care – resulting in all-too frequent ‘missed care’ episodes for elderly, vul...



We Won’t Wait for Domestic Violence Leave

The We Won’t Wait 16 Days of Action campaign is about placing pressure on Mike Baird to act before December 9. We need Mike Baird to stand up at the COAG meeting on Friday, December 9 with other State Premiers and support 10 days of paid domestic v...