Budget delivers welcome funding for health and aged care

The largest union in the country, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) welcomes the Albanese Government’s $8.5 billion in the Budget for health, including $2.8 billion to strengthen Medicare and $2.2 billion for aged care to continue implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The ANMF applauds new Medicare rebates for midwives to provide longer […]

A pathway for nurses and midwives to deliver better healthcare

The Albanese Government’s review of the scope of practice of healthcare professionals, including nurses and midwives, as part of a $6.1 billion dollar funding package to strengthen Medicare, will offer a pathway for better access to healthcare across the community, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). ANMF Federal Secretary, Annie Butler, said […]

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

ANMF Media Release. 25 January 2019 The 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 and tied to ensuring the provision of safe, best practice care for every elderly Australian. In its pre-Budget Submission, […]

Band-aid approach to health budget frustrating

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has conveyed disappointment at the Turnbull Government’s lack of substantial forward planning for the health sector in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. General Secretary of the NSWNMA, Brett Holmes, said it appeared the Coalition was too busy clawing back so-called ‘zombie’ policy measures of the past four years to […]

Federal Budget must focus on jobs and investment in Australia’s future

Tonight’s Federal Budget must put protecting jobs and investing in Australia at the heart of the Government’s economic strategy, ACTU President Ged Kearney said today. Ms Kearney said meeting these priorities was more important than a quick return to a surplus. “The union movement has consistently argued that we should not pursue a surplus at […]

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