Report shows tax avoidance by US multinationals costing Australia

A group of Australian public sector trade unions have welcomed a new report, released in Europe overnight, which highlights the need for governments around the globe to urgently address international corporate tax system loopholes. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), Community and Public Sector Union – State Public […]

Nurses take to water for G20 protest

Queensland, New South Wales and international nurses, midwives and nursing union officials will take to the water to raise the importance of universal health care today. Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) Secretary Beth Mohle said the nursing contingent would fly banners highlighting the need for global health care from a boat inside the G20 exclusion zone. Ms Mohle […]

Reliance on coal dangerous for health

Prominent health organisations from across Australia today condemned Australia’s reliance on coal citing a growing and significant body of research documenting severe health effects. “It is clear, in this day and age, that we should be phasing out coal. It is highly polluting and is causing disastrous health impacts in communities across Australia. As health […]

Nurses champion Robin Hood tax to shield public health from Americanisation

As the G20 prepares to meet in Brisbane this weekend, nurses and midwives from across New South Wales and Queensland have challenged world leaders to implement a Robin Hood tax (a financial transactions tax) to support universal health care systems in Australia and across the globe. The group, together with local and international affiliated union […]

G20: Public health systems more efficient than private – PSI study

The research Financing healthcare: False Profits and the Public Good by Jane Lethbridge of Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich, was released on Thursday 13 November at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) forum When profits come first – The true impacts of health privatisation. “After almost 30 years of privatisation in the healthcare sector the […]

Australian nurses join Liberian Ebola workers on frontline

Australian and international nurses, midwives and union officials today joined Ebola health workers on the frontline in Liberia. The Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) this morning hosted an International G20 Nursing Conference at their Brisbane headquarters and crossed live to health workers fighting Ebola in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. The event was one of many […]

NSWNMA Robin Hood Tax tour to the G20 begins in Wollongong

Local residents, community organisations and union groups gathered at Wollongong’s City Diggers this evening to discuss tax reforms that could be implemented by government to stop the privatisation of public health care services and the dismantling of Medicare. Part of a community awareness campaign run by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), in conjunction […]

The Robin Hood tax and the G20

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 […]

WARNING: Trade deals threaten health care and the environment

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network Ltd (AFTINET) have called on the Federal Government to heed warnings over secret global trade deals, in particular, negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As G20 Trade Ministers met in Sydney, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in […]

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