ANMF calls for Paid Pandemic Leave for all Aged Care Workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called for the federal government’s Paid Pandemic Leave to be extended to all aged care workers who need to get tested and self-isolate if they have symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone infected with COVID-19, or are required to self-isolate or quarantine. While the […]

Mandated ratios could improve the health of older aged care workers

Mandating the minimum hours of care residents living in aged care homes receive per day can improve the health of older aged care workers and quality of care, according to a new report. Undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and University of Melbourne, the Improving the health of older aged care workers study investigated […]

Government and One Nation fail to support transparent aged care funding

A Bill seeking transparency and accountability for the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funding received by nursing home operators was today blocked by the federal government with the support of One Nation. The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Bill 2019, introduced into Parliament, was seeking aged care operators to reveal their income source and […]

Federal government’s $537m boost to aged care dodges real issues

A $537 million aged care funding package announced this week by the Federal government as its immediate response to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s damning interim report fails to address the root causes of the crisis facing the sector and sidesteps meaningful action, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). “The announcement is […]