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

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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Finally… action in aged care

There was a lot to celebrate yesterday – not only was it International Nurses Day and Mother’s Day –  aged care workers received a pledge from a major political party to start taking action on … Read More

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Nurses and carers abused, bullied and harrassed – the ‘scapegoats’ for the crisis in aged care

ANMF Media Release. 3 May, 2019Overworked nurses and carers are being spat at in the street, abused in shopping centres and physically and emotionally harassed and vilified, being made the ‘scapegoats’ for the crisis in … Read More

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Returning to fairness in medicare and public health

ANMF Media Release: Canberra, Australia. 5 April, 2019.Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to restore $2.8 billion to our health system and inject $2.3 billion into Medicare to improve cancer services and reduce out of pocket … Read More

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Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ to support Aged Care nurses and care staff

ANMF Media Release. 3 April 2019The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the Morrision Government to provide safe, quality … Read More

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Budget: Aged Care funding must be tied to residents’ care

ANMF Media Release. 25 January 2019The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the Morrison Government must guarantee that any new funding for aged care in tonight’s Budget, is transparent and accountable … Read More

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Global Nurses Statement on New Zealand Massacre, ‘World’s Nations Must Unite Against Xenophobia’

Nurse leaders around the world joined together in expressing shock and horror at the deadly slaughter in Christchurch, New Zealand and said it is a reminder of the deadly consequences of hate speech, Islamophobia and … Read More

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ANMF calls for implementation of pill-testing trials

ANMF Media Release. 25 January 2019After a series of deaths and overdoses this summer, and as we head into the final public holiday weekend of January and its traditional music festivals, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery … Read More

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Chronic Understaffing in Aged Care Is Causing Enormous Pain and Suffering for Residents and Families

ANMF Media Release. 17 January, 2019 With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in the media as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety … Read More

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