National Press Club Aged Care Forum – Lee Thomas ANMF

On July 13th the National Press Club hosted an Aged Care Forum on the topic ‘The Aged Care Conundrum: Meeting The Care Needs of an Ageing Population Without Blowing the Budget’. ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas addressed the National Press Club about the developing crisis in aged care in Australia. With neither major political party […]

ANMF re-elects President and Federal Secretary

Members of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have re-elected Lee Thomas as the union’s Federal Secretary and Sally-Anne Jones as Federal President. Ms Thomas said the result of the national ballot was a strong endorsement of the ANMFs leadership, its achievements over the past four years and its vision for combatting the ongoing […]

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 […]

Parliament delivers aged care compact

The Federal Government’s $3.7 billion Living Longer, Living Better aged care reform package passed through both houses of Parliament on June 26 and the $1.2 billion in pay rises began to flow through to aged care nurses and care workers on July 1. Pay rises of about $46 a week or $2390 a year for […]

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