Nurses protest against kids in detention

A huge crowd of nurses, midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, social workers, operating theatre staff, medical students and more gathered outside Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Westmead to send a message to the Federal Government. The group stood with arms linked and unfurled a large banner with the message ‘Detention harms children’ to highlight the plight of […]

ANMF condemns new gag order on nurses and midwives

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has condemned new laws which silence nurses, midwives and other health professionals who speak about the poor conditions in detention centres. ANMF Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, said it was outrageous that the Australian Border Force Act, effective from today, can result in a […]

Peak health groups call for children to be released from immigration detention

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have joined together to call on the Government to immediately release all children and their families from immigration detention in Australia and Nauru. Our organisations represent a wide range of health professionals who have seen, first-hand, the devastating impact of detention on the health and wellbeing of children and their […]

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