New report reinforces need for transparency in aged care funding

On the eve of the Federal Budget, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is urgently calling on the Morrison Government to provide accountability and transparency for the billions in additional public funding poured into the troubled aged care sector. The call comes after a new report released today revealed the financial and tax practices […]

What are the work values of Generation Z nurses?

Understanding work values may be helpful in developing and informing strategies to effectively attract and retain this emerging workforce in nursing. A shortage in the nursing workforce is not a new topic. With the substantial impact of COVID-19 on nurses and the ageing of the nursing workforces, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) estimates the […]

Survey reveals 97% of aged care workers yet to receive $800 bonus payment

A survey of more than 1,000 United Workers Union (UWU) aged care members has found that 97% of staff are yet to receive the Morrison Government’s promised bonus payment of up to $800. The Government announced the program at the start of February, outlining how aged care workers including nurses, personal care workers, cleaners and […]

PPE, plastics, and the environment: A cautionary note

The effects of discarded plastics on the environment have been well documented in recent years. We’ve all seen images of vast rafts of rubbish in our oceans, marine debris in our waterways and litter on our shorelines and streets. Plastic items, made from fossil fuels, has been found in the deepest ocean trenches, within Antarctic […]