Roster justice needed so workers can plan their lives

Unions have called for roster justice saying new proposals by employer groups for increased flexibility in awards will adversely impact women workers and carers. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) used its reply submission on the work and care stream of the Fair Work Commission’s Modern Awards Review 2023-24 to call for roster justice […]

Survey aims to improve legal response to occupational violence

A survey addressing workplace occupational violence aims to clarify what discourages nurses from reporting incidents to legal authorities, according to the nurse researcher leading the project. CJ Cabilan, a researcher who has previously published in the ANMJ on occupational violence, said while legislation is in place across the states and territories that addresses occupational violence […]

International outlook, local action: What is the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals project?

After the disastrous 2019-20 bushfire season and recent flooding in NSW, Australia’s nurses and midwives know all too well that climate disaster creates a significant health burden. Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), a project that aims to address sustainability and waste in clinical health settings, was founded by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) in […]

ANMF welcomes new Labor Government ministers

The ANMF has congratulated the Albanese Government’s new ministerial appointments as it reaffirms its intent to push for much-needed health and aged care reform. ANMF Acting Federal Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp said that the union and its 310,000-plus members looked forward to working with Mark Butler (Minister for Health), Annika Wells (Minister for Aged Care) and […]

ANMF Election Priorities for Health and Aged Care announced

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has written to all major political parties and Independent MPs and Senators, seeking their commitment to the ANMF’s five-core priorities to reform Australia’s health and aged care systems. In the letter, the ANMF explained that while the COVID‐19 pandemic was a once in a century global health emergency, […]

Medical version of “Wordle” delivers fun for a cause

A new medical-focused adaption of the online word game Wordle aims to deliver a dose of ‘levity’ for health professionals throughout a challenging time for the profession, according to one of the game’s co-creators. Titled ‘Meddle’ and created by the University of South Australia (UniSA) Associate Professor Chris Alderman and his son Jonathon, the game […]

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 […]

Australia needs to push new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

The EveryAGE Counts campaign and the Older Persons Advocacy Network are calling on the Australian Government to support the development of a new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons, claiming the human rights of older people are currently poorly defined and routinely overlooked. Today marks an international day of action in support of […]