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Nurses shut out of ministerial aged care taskforce

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has questioned why frontline nurses and care staff have been excluded from a taskforce established to fix the crisis in aged care. ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary … Read More

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Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions … Read More

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Health privatisation is damaging the nursing profession

A new report launched today, Taking Back Control: A Community Response to Privatisation, has found the widespread practice of privatising public hospitals and health services across Australia is putting nurses’ professional obligations at risk, has had a detrimental … Read More

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Government must commit to clean energy or risk the health of all Australians

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed concerns that the Turnbull Government’s scrapping of the Clean Energy Target (CET) will lead to an increase in carbon emissions and risk the health and well-being … Read More

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

At the 72nd Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) hundreds of nurses and midwives endorsed an updated position on assisted dying, which expressed the need for legislative change to occur in New South … Read More

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ANMF urges Senators to vote for mandated aged care staffing levels in nursing homes

For the sake of older Australians and their families, Senators must vote for mandated levels of highly-trained nurses and appropriately-skilled carers to care for vulnerable nursing home residents, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) … Read More

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Nurses say aged care staffing levels ‘inadequate’

More than 92% of nurses and aged workers responding to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national workforce survey say they are being asked to care for the same number of nursing home residents … Read More

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National Photo Competition now open

Applications are now open for the Your Health Link National Photographic Competition and Exhibition with $45,000 in prizes up for grabs. The Competition’s focus is to increase health literacy through the exciting medium of photography, where community members are … Read More

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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. Interviewed … Read More

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