A man has been fined over $60,000 for "holding out" as a registered nurse, after working as a Director of Nursing at a Victorian Aged Care facility. Magistrate Starvaggi convicted the man of four counts of holding out as a...
A shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs have led to an increase in the employment of unregulated nursing workers. In 2012, the average weekly salary for full-time nursing professionals in non-managerial...
We're paying tribute to the nurses and midwives in NSW who have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. For their dedication to helping others and being outstanding role models for the entire nursing profession, these nurses...
The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world. The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff...
This World Environment Day, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Janet Roden writes about the need for stricter air pollution controls to protect the environment and health of our communities. The NSWNMA believes that its members and NSW...
A new report released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) shows that healthcare continues to be attacked, impeding the delivery of essential health services and injuring and killing patients and healthcare workers. The report, Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health...
NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association General Secretary Brett Holmes pens this statement for this National Sorry Day. Today the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association acknowledges National Sorry Day and pays our deep respect to all those First Australians who have...
After three years of submissions, hearings and deliberations, Australia’s workplace relations umpire, the Fair Work Commission, decided in 2017 to decrease the penalty rates paid to retail and hospitality workers on the safety-net award for working on Sundays and...
Central Queensland University Lecturer Olav Muurlink argues that humans aren't meant to work 24/7, and that penalty rates are crucial for workers' health.  Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but public health researchers see...
Health Researcher Ben from the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association runs us through why current bargaining laws need a real overhaul, to ensure nurse and midwives get their fair share.  Under the current enterprise bargaining rules, nurses and midwives in...