The Royal Commission into aged care has begun its 18-month investigation into the quality and safety of Australia’s residential aged-care system. Topping the list of priorities is to uncover substandard care, mistreatment and abuse,...
Nurses and midwives are calling on all governments to work with our professions to support the health and wellbeing of our community. There are currently 374,216 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Nurses and midwives,...
The issue of new grad nurse unemployment has been getting some media airtime, with unions calling for the Abbott Government not to relax the laws that regulate the use of 457 visas in Australia. The Federal Government has appointed...
Coral Levett was honoured to be guest speaker at this year's citizenship ceremony at the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney. The ceremony included around 20 nurses and midwives. Here Coral reflects on Australian citizenship. I had the great privilege on...
This Friday lunchtime, we're throwing a Health Week Twitter party for Australian nurses and midwives*. How does a party work? Between 11am-2pm AEST, we'll be tweeting about our experience within the health system - how the cuts are tying...
Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation asks: what do penalty rates mean to you? Please complete a short survey to help answer these questions. Nurses and midwives leave their families to provide care around the clock. They must - this is...
Nurses and other health professionals take a stand to prevent nuclear catastrophe.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is a branch of the federal nursing and midwifery union, which has now become one of the largest unions in Australia. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has grown to almost 233,000 members,...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is seeking accurate information about how many newly graduated nurses and midwives have secured jobs in the professions. The ANMF is asking new grads to sign up to their grads group - simply fill in...
Judith Kiejda, Assistant General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke at the ACTU Congress in Melbourne today on union determination to oppose federal government cuts to the paid parental leave scheme (PPL). Here is Judith's speech as...