The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has become a founding partner of the Luke Batty Foundation for the Never Alone campaign on domestic violence. Eleven year old Luke, the son of Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year, was murdered...
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...
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...
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...
Michael Whaites, an organiser for the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA), writes about the Robin Hood Tax roadshow that has just travelled up the east coast to the G20. Michael's report was first published on the Robin...
'The age of entitlement is over', we're told. But aren't we entitled to a decent health care system because we pay for it and voted for it (and because it's the right thing for all Australians)? Annie Butler, Assistant...
Australia is facing a healthcare emergency. The Abbott Government’s cuts to health have begun. From this week, the Government begins its systematic slashing of more than $50 billion of health funding to the states and territories. The Government will then ask the...
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...
The Federal Government has appointed an expert panel to review current regulations on Australian employers accessing skilled labour from offshore, including nurses and midwives. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation will be making a submission to the panel, focusing in particular on...
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,...