ANMF welcomes Labor’s extra funding for public health

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Labor party’s promise to inject additional funding into frontline healthcare if it wins the July 2 election. ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas said the pledge to restore the National Health Reform Agreement would deliver much-needed funding for public hospitals across the […]

Liberal Government playing games with our health system

This morning, both the Prime Minister and Treasurer revealed last week’s COAG income tax debate was all a strategy to call the states’ bluff. I think what the Prime Minister did last Friday was call their bluff – Treasurer, Scott Morrison Their call for us to raise taxes has no credibility…what that means is that […]

Abbott on nose as unions gear up for election

New polling in six key marginal seats around the country shows voters believe the Abbott Government has no plan to create jobs, will make more cuts to health and education and that the Federal Budget does nothing to protect the living standards of working families. The ReachTel survey was carried out in the marginal federal […]

New government must meet commitment that ‘no worker worse off’

Unions are ready to work with the incoming Coalition government to improve life for working Australians, the ACTU said on Sunday. Australians have voted for a new government but it does not have a mandate to attack workers’ wages, rights or conditions, said ACTU President Ged Kearney. “It should be the goal of every government […]

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