The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has criticised the Abbott Government for failing to recognise the adverse impact further cuts to health funding in the 2015-16 Budget will have on public health outcomes and the broader health workforce. Following devastating cuts to state health funding in the 2014-15 federal Budget, General Secretary of the […]
Unions welcome further discussion on tax reform but the focus must be on creating a more equitable system, not a bonanza for the wealthy. Change is urgently needed as the current system is unfair and skewed to benefit the wealthy. The Government would save billions of dollars every year by reducing superannuation concessions for high […]
The G20 is coming to Brisbane in November and the NSWNMA is going to the G20 with our proposal for a Robin Hood tax in Australia to fund vital public services, like health. Download our booklet: Bring the Robin Hood tax to Australia. Along the way we’re stopping off in several regional centres to discuss the […]
Political economist Dr Ben Spies Butcher of Macquarie University speaks at a forum on Medicare, public services and the Robin Hood Tax at NSWNMA, 26 June 2014.
400 nurses go, if 300 beds shut down The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has written to NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the implications of the federal Budget on public health services across the State. Premier Mike Baird indicated around 300 beds would have to close from 1 […]
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 […]
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 […]