Media Releases

ANMF rejects alternate co-payments plan

Thursday 21st August, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) today expressed its dismay and disappointment at the Australian Medical Association’s proposal for an alternate GP co-payment model and continues to oppose all proposals for GP and other co-payments. Read more

Mr Abbott must ‘come clean’ on GP fee plan

Wednesday 20th August, 2014

As the Abbott Government attempts to broker a secret deal with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) on the proposed GP co-payment, all other health organisations are watching in disbelief, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. Read more

New online CPD training room

Tuesday 19th August, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is pleased to announce a new addition to its suite of online CPD education programs – Body Systems Training Room. Read more

ANMF says ‘no deal’ on any co-payments

Tuesday 5th August, 2014

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says nurses and midwives won’t agree to any co-payments for GP visits or other services - our… Read more

Budget cuts impact nurses and midwives

Friday 1st August, 2014

Australia’s nurses and midwives will be “the ones who have to cope with the increased load of patients who have delayed seeking care because they simply could not afford it”, as a result of the Abbott Government’s devastating Budget. Read more

Lies, Cuts and Broken Promises

Tuesday 1st July, 2014

Australia is facing a healthcare emergency. The Abbott Government’s cuts to health have begun. From today, the Government begins its systematic slashing of more than $50 billion of health… Read more

Axing dementia funding hurts elderly

Tuesday 1st July, 2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined other aged care industry stakeholders in expressing disappointment over the Abbott Government’s axing of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement. Read more

ANMF Calls on the Senate to Save Medicare

Thursday 15th May, 2014

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling on members of the Senate to reject the Abbott Government’s ruthless attack on healthcare in the Budget. Read more

ANMF Warns: Cuts to Health Won’t Heal

Tuesday 13th May, 2014

Co-payments to visit bulk billing GPs and an increase in the price of prescription medicines will combine to have a devastating impact on Australia’s healthcare system now and into the future,… Read more

Australia’s Nurses: A Force for Change

Sunday 11th May, 2014

As nurses celebrate International Nurses’ Day (IND) across Australia today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s an opportunity for Australians to congratulate nurses and to commend their vital contribution to the health of our community. Read more

Working longer and harder for lower wages

Friday 2nd May, 2014

Nurses and midwives will be forced to work longer and harder in crowded public hospitals if the Abbott Government adopts the punishing recommendations contained in the Commission of Audit (CoA), the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) warned today. Read more

Dark day for Australia’s health system

Thursday 1st May, 2014

The ANMF has issued a dire warning to the Abbott Government that the introduction of a $15 co-payment for Medicare services as recommended by the Commission of Audit will risk healthcare for all Australians. Read more

Skills and jobs - but what about care?

Sunday 13th April, 2014

A new report recommending that increased numbers of nursing assistants replace highly-educated nurses is not the solution to Australia’s nursing shortage and future demand for health services, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

ANMF says a hospital tax will end Medicare

Wednesday 9th April, 2014

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says reports the Abbott Government is considering a new “hospital tax” will end universal healthcare for all Australians. Read more

ANMF urges more action on climate change

Wednesday 2nd April, 2014

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is urging renewed action on climate change after a new report has revealed its deadly impacts across the world. Read more

Savage health cuts compromise care

Monday 31st March, 2014

Safe patient care will suffer if the Abbott Government’s razor-gang goes ahead with savage cuts to healthcare spending predicted in the upcoming Budget, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned. Read more

ANMF supports better food labelling

Tuesday 11th March, 2014

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is supporting the need for the introduction of a simpler, more transparent system of food labelling. Read more