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...
Health systems have traditionally been preoccupied with keeping people alive for as long as possible. While there may be talk nowadays of 'advanced care directives' and 'living wills' and 'dying with dignity', has anything really changed? We are very keen to...
Last Friday the NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner sent a clear message to the state's aged care nurses - the Government doesn’t care about their jobs, their working conditions or their pay, let alone the crucial role of...
At a time of great strain on public health services and increasing out-of-pocket costs for patients, it is becoming clear that corporate tax avoidance is a health hazard, according to Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has formed a Retired Member Activist Group (RMAG). After all, just because you've retired doesn't mean you want to drop all involvement in issues which have been your daily concern for many years. RMAG...
On September 10th the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) hosted a sold out education forum for mental health and drug and alcohol nurses to discuss the prevalence of methamphetamine or ‘ice’ in NSW. The Ice – where to from...
Help keep RNs in aged care 24/7 by making a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Registered Nurses in NSW nursing homes. The inquiry is a result of the groundswell of community concern about the threat to registered nurses in nursing...
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...
Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke in Melbourne today at the ACTU Congress on the six-point plan to build a better future for Australians. Here is Brett's speech. Firstly I acknowledge the Wurrungeree people...
The workplace relations agenda of the federal Liberal government has become clear with the start of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into “all aspects” of working conditions. Penalty rates are under attack and aged care nurses are particularly vulnerable. Why?...