Media Releases

Opposition to block Medicare rebate cuts

Wednesday 14th January, 2015

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed news that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will block the Abbott Government’s dramatic cuts to Medicare rebates. Read more

GST on fresh food hard to swallow

Friday 9th January, 2015

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is warning that applying the GST on fresh food and vegetables will lead to higher levels of chronic disease and obesity across the population. Read more

ANMF welcomes new Federal Health Minister

Monday 22nd December, 2014

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Sussan Ley to the Federal Cabinet in the key position of Minister for Health. Read more

Securing jobs for graduate nurses and midwives

Thursday 11th December, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will bring together nursing leaders and key industry stakeholders in Sydney today for unprecedented roundtable discussions on ways of securing employment opportunities for more than 3,000 highly-educated Australian nursing and midwifery graduates unable to find permanent jobs. Read more

Mr Abbott, a GP fee is still a broken promise

Wednesday 10th December, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says the Abbott Government’s duplicitous move to “dump” its’ hated $7 GP co-payment while turning GPs into tax collectors remains designed to kill Australia’s system of universal healthcare. Read more

Abbott kills co-payment - at what cost?

Tuesday 9th December, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is concerned that the Abbott Government’s announcement today to scrap the $7 co-payment will turn out to be just another broken promise. Read more

GP fee: ANMF warns not to relax just yet

Thursday 27th November, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has cautiously welcomed reports today the Abbott Government is moving to shelve its unpopular $7 GP fee – for the time being. Read more

Ebola crisis: Mr Abbott, we can do more

Thursday 6th November, 2014

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Abbott Government’s decision to commit a further $20 million to staffing and supporting a new 100-bed Ebola treatment facility in Sierra Leone. Read more

Australian nurses ready to join Ebola fight

Thursday 30th October, 2014

More than 350 Australian nurses and midwives are willing to travel to West Africa to volunteer in the fight against the Ebola crisis, according to the results of a new national survey. Read more

Nurses say Government must join ebola fight

Friday 24th October, 2014

The Federal Government must respond to requests for help from the international community and send medical teams to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

ANMF joins the fight against poverty

Wednesday 15th October, 2014

It is World Poverty Week and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) as a member of the Social Determinants of Health Alliance (SDOHA) is helping to reduce the level of Australia’s health inequalities. Read more

ANMF urges donations to ebola virus appeal

Friday 10th October, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urging the Australian community to donate to help combat the deadly Ebola virus ravaging countries across West Africa. Read more

State Governments warn Mr Abbott about GP fee

Thursday 9th October, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has expressed its concerns about recent analysis from State Governments showing the impact that will be felt in their public hospital emergency departments (EDs) if co-payments for basic medical services are introduced. Read more

Nurses and midwives defeat wage freeze bill

Friday 26th September, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has congratulated Tasmanian nurses and midwives for defending patient safety by successfully campaigning against the State Government’s… Read more

Mr Abbott, There’s No Need For Health Cuts

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014

New figures revealing the lowest growth in Australia’s health spending in 30 years show why the Abbott Government must stop its savage cuts to the national health budget and abandon plans to introduce co-payments for basic health services, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

Government must do more to fight ebola crisis

Saturday 20th September, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called on the Federal Government to give more support to the international fight against the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Read more

Super freeze hits nurses and midwives hardest

Thursday 4th September, 2014

Nurses and midwives will be among the Australian workers hardest hit by Tony Abbott’s attack on superannuation as a result of his deal to axe the mining tax, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

Graduate nurses “chained to HECS fees for life”

Wednesday 3rd September, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called on MPs and Senators to reject the Abbott Government’s proposed deregulation of university fees – amid concerns the cost of a nursing degree will skyrocket up to $100,000. Read more

ANMF rejects pay cuts for foreign workers

Friday 29th August, 2014

More and more Australian nurses and midwives will be left without jobs if the Abbott Government loosens restrictions for overseas workers, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned. Read more