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CATSINaM Parliamentary Breakfast

Friday 6th February, 2015

CATSINaM would like to invite you to attend our breakfast on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 7am in the Senate Alcove to celebrate our work promoting, supporting and advocating for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives and to find out how we are working to close the gap in health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Read more

ANMF says more funds needed for aged care

Thursday 5th February, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has described a new initiative to assist and support people in nursing homes living with Dementia as a “step in the right direction” but says the Abbott Government must do more to ensure elderly vulnerable Australians receive quality care. Read more

ANMF urges Government to dump GP fee

Wednesday 4th February, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says Liberal MP Mal Brough is right - there is no need for any GP co-payment or any further attacks on Medicare. Read more

Cutting penalty rates will harm healthcare

Friday 23rd January, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is warning the Abbott Government that stripping away nurses’ penalty rates and other allowances would compromise the healthcare provided to all Australians. Read more

ANMF welcomes backdown on Medicare cuts

Thursday 15th January, 2015

The country’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed a decision by the Abbott Government to scrap changes to Medicare rebates which were due to begin next week. Read more

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

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

Elections for ANMF Federal Office Bearers

Thursday 27th November, 2014

Nominations are called for the following offices: Federal President Federal Vice President Federal Secretary Assistant Federal Secretary Written nominations which comply with the rules of the… 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

Our Living Standards, Our Voice survey

Tuesday 25th November, 2014

People across the country, from all walks of life, will be having their say on the type of Australia they want. This is your chance to add your voice and to be part of building a vision for a country that working Australians and their families want. Read more