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

Neglect… It must stop in Aged Care

ANMF Media Release 31 October, 2019The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – “Neglect” encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history … Read More

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Fairer, Stronger, Healthier. Nurses and Midwives Make it Happen – ANMF Biennial National Conference 2019

ANMF Media Release 17 October, 2019The crucial role nurses and midwives play in enabling the community to access quality healthcare will be the focus of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) Biennial National Conference … Read More

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ANMF opposes drug testing welfare recipients

ANMF Media Release: 10 September, 2019.The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), opposes legislation that seeks to drug test welfare recipients.Acting Federal Secretary, Lori-Anne Sharp said today: “Drug testing welfare recipients … Read More

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ANMF calls on all politicians to support greater transparency in aged care

ANMF Media Release July 22 2019The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on Federal MPs and Senators to support the Private Member’s Bill to be introduced into Federal Parliament today by South Australian … Read More

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John Hunter Hospital ED nurses win extra staffing

Emergency department nurses at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital have negotiated five additional full-time equivalent positions for resuscitation and triage, after threatening to take industrial action over ongoing staffing issues at the major regional referral hospital.Members … Read More

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ANMF clarifies misinformation about aged care staff ratios

ANMF Media Release 4 June 2019Aged care is chronically understaffed. Currently there are no laws which provide for safe minimum levels of care for older Australians. The current system of allowing providers to determine adequate … Read More

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ANMF welcomes new federal shadow cabinet

ANMF Media Release June 3 2019The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the ALP’s new Shadow Ministry, saying the appointments of Chris Bowen, Julie Collins and Ged Kearney in the key health and aged … Read More

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ANMF Calls On New Minister To Act Now to Fix The Crisis In Aged Care

ANMF Media Release Monday 27th May, 2019The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Senator Richard Colbeck into the crucial role of Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and has urged him not to … Read More

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New report shows the lack of transparency and accountability of millions of dollars in Aged Care Funding

ANMF Media Release. 16 May 2019The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says a new report examining the tax and financial practices of some of Australia’s richest family-owned nursing home operators, provides further evidence of the … Read More

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