Small financial transactions tax could solve enormous hospital funding crisis

Pressure is mounting on the federal government to provide a long-term strategy to manage the country’s hospital funding crisis after states rejected the government’s latest iteration of tax policy. The delay is forcing NSW public hospitals to consider unsustainable short-term fixes in the meantime, such as private partnerships, to cope with increasing hospital admissions and […]

Medicare on life support

General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Brett Holmes, today urged all Australians who value our principle of universal health care to join nurses and midwives in defending Medicare as we know it. “Australians treasure their Medicare cards. They are an invaluable safety net which guarantees that they and their families will […]

ANMF offers solution for sustainable healthcare

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has offered Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton a solution to mounting pressures on the nation’s health budget: a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT). An FTT is a tiny tax of about 0.05% on banks and other financial institutions, levied on speculative investment transactions, high frequency traders and short term […]

Financial transactions tax (FTT) overview

There have been relentless attacks on public services around the world over the last couple of decades – overt or covert. Public services have been slashed in the name of bringing budgets to surplus, with ordinary citizens bearing the brunt of these cuts. The solution to redress this? An FTT – a financial transactions tax of […]

FTT Citizens’ Summary

Proposal for a Financial Transaction Taxation (FTT) Proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax

Nurses Call on FTT at G20 Conference in France

  NSWNA officials joined nurses from around the world at the G20 Conference in Cannes, France to demand a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on banks to heal the ails of the global economy and reinvest in health and education. Watch the inspiring YouTube video of the FTT Press conference here. Watch the YouTube Video Here: […]

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