Defending Medicare

Nurses turned out in numbers to last Saturday's rally in defence of Medicare, held outside Sydney Town Hall. Annie Butler of the NSWNMA made a rousing speech outlining the many reasons that the nurses and midwives' union supports Medicare and...

My adoption story

When the NSWMA made a public apology for the part nurses and midwives had played in the forced adoptions of the 1950s and 1960s era, Maryanne contacted Nurse Uncut to say thank you for the apology. She is a...
Sydney Town Hall was full and the square next to it was crowded with public servants and their supporters as NSW Nurses & Midwives Association (NSWNMA) members , especially those working in the disability sector, joined today’s Day of...
The NSWNMA branch at Kempsey District Hospital has sent a letter to their local MP. For background information about this claim and campaign, look here. Kempsey District Hospital ED staff 2nd May 2013 The Hon Andrew Stoner Member for Oxley WEST KEMSPEY NSW 2440 Dear Mr...

Holding on to Medicare

A thousand people gathered outside Sydney Town Hall on Saturday to protest against any moves to water down Medicare by introducing patient payments for every GP visit, even to those who bulk-bill. Brett Holmes of the NSWNMA was among the...
The NSWNMA, on behalf of nurses and midwives both in their working and social lives, is a member of the Last Drinks Coalition, along with the Australian Medical Association  NSW, the Health Services Union and the Police Association. Here, the Last...
Did you catch Kerry Rodgers, in her NSWNMA scrubs, questioning Treasurer Joe Hockey on the post-Budget Q+A a few weeks ago? Kerry's appearance on the popular ABC current affairs program went viral. Now we've interviewed Kerry at more length -...
The recent vote to endorse the NSWNMA's draft log of claims for the 2013 Public Health System award was overwhelmingly in favour - 214 branches voted yes. While the vote was underway, our intrepid film-maker was out and about capturing...
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...
Brett Holmes, the General-Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (and himself a nurse and midwife), will be sleeping rough next Thursday 20 June to help raise awareness and funds for Vinnies' services for the homeless. Update: Brett slept...