The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on the Federal Government to rule out the possibility of extending the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to healthcare in Australia. This morning members of the NSWNMA gathered outside the Tax Reform Summit, underway at the InterContinental Sydney, to urge Ministers, Premiers, business leaders, economists, financial […]
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation of South Australia has launched a Robin Hood tax campaign with Professor Barry Burgan, who authored the paper ‘Funding a viable and effective health sector in Australia’ in conjunction with the ANMF. Read the full report here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has travelled to the nation’s capital to launch a public awareness campaign and garner support from Federal MPs and Senators for the introduction of a Robin Hood tax (or financial transactions tax) in Australia. Representing more than 59,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, the NSWNMA strongly supports the need […]
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.