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ALP supports more nurses in aged care

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public acknowledgement of the urgent need for improved levels of nursing staff in the under-resourced aged care sector....



Submission to Inquiry into Effectiveness of Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation Framework

Read or download the NSWNMA Submission to the Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation framework....



Podcasts and Powerpoints: Professional Day 2017

– Janine Mohamed & Melissa Sweet – Podcast and Powerpoint presentation on The impact of colonisation on the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   – Kate Lappin – Podcast below plus Power...



Nurses and midwives vow to challenge rules

Fed up with ongoing workload issues, staff shortages and a lack of support from management, hundreds of nurses and midwives have committed to challenge future management decisions they believe inhibit their ability to deliver high levels of safe pati...



Minister must act to stop slashing of care hours

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on the Aged Care Minister to stop a national aged care provider from carrying out wide-ranging nursing cuts and underpaying other workers at its aged car...



Unfair economy gathering speed

A new poll today shows that seven out of 10 Australians believe that the combination of penalty rate cuts, tax cuts for high income earners, and Ministers’ pay rises will create an unfair economy that benefits the wealthy over ordinary workers. The...



Pioneering strategy to protect health of Australians from climate change

Today’s launch of the innovative new Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being by a coalition of leading health organisations presents a unique opportunity for Australian policymakers to take meaningful action to mitigate ...



Inquiry recommends min nursing requirement in aged care

The wide-ranging recommendations of a Senate Inquiry into Australia’s under-resourced aged care workforce should finally be enough for the Federal Government to take urgent action to introduce minimum nurse and staffing requirements in nursing home...



Poor staffing results in abuse of elderly

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time for the Government to fix the crisis in aged care, in the wake of a new damning report which contains disturbing evidence showing how the lack of minimum staffing regulations and...



Nurses again top ‘most trusted’ survey

Nurses have topped the annual Roy Morgan Image of Professions survey for the 23rd year running since being included for the first time in 1994. Health professionals have continued their domination of Australia’s most highly regarded professions wit...