Nurses and midwives won’t wait for domestic violence leave

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and its members are calling on NSW Premier, Mike Baird to support 10 days of paid domestic violence leave in the National Employment Standards at tomorrow’s COAG meeting. This year alone, 69 women in Australia have died from domestic violence. On average, 184 incidents of domestic violence are […]

Nurses and midwives plead for proper health funding

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to thoroughly canvas all options to address the looming health funding crisis, ahead of his first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Sydney today. State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers are expected to focus their attention heavily on tax reform measures, including various […]

Nurses and midwives threaten legal action over unjust laws

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is preparing for a possible High Court challenge against the NSW Government over amendments to the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 that impede the effectiveness of third-party campaigners to participate freely in political discourse. Following the introduction of amendment bills by Premier Mike Baird last Tuesday […]

Keep it public, Premier Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commissioned a giant billboard to send a clear message to Manly MP and Premier, Mike Baird, to stop the privatisation of the new hospital planned for Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The 30-metre long billboard, located near the junction of Condamine Street and the Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation at […]

Northern Beaches community takes ‘keep it public’ postcards to Premier

Local nurses and midwives have taken their concerns surrounding the future of the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest directly to the Member for Manly and Premier, Mike Baird. Members from Manly and Mona Vale hospital branches of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) presented Premier Baird’s electorate office with close to 700 […]

Residents baulk at Baird’s plan to privatise Northern Beaches Hospital

Residents across Sydney’s Northern Beaches are calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to rethink his plans to privatise the majority of the state’s assets, in particular public hospitals. A new ReachTEL poll commissioned by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) found more than 76 per cent of residents surveyed in the state electorate of […]

Be upfront on new Maitland Hospital Mr Baird

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has once again called on the NSW Government to detail exactly how the proposed new Maitland Hospital will be operated. During a fleeting picture opportunity at the proposed site in Metford today, Premier Mike Baird told local media he was open to a public-private partnership, however he said […]

Nurses say: Premier Baird – your money won’t buy our silence

A wages ‘offer’ you can’t refuse… As members would be aware, last year the NSW Government attempted to silence our campaign for putting patient safety first by applying to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to unilaterally pay 2.27% to Public Health System (PHS) nurses and midwives. We got their money, and continued our campaign […]

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