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 […]

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 […]

ANMF opposes new voting identification laws

The ANMF has called for new federal voter identification laws to be scrapped, stating it will discriminate against marginalised members of the community, including those living in remote areas. In a letter to all sitting senators, ANMF Federal Assistant Secretary Lori-Anne Sharp said that portions of Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021 created unnecessary […]

NSW prison staff face difficulty in accessing COVID-19 jabs

NSW prison workers are struggling to get vaccinated against COVID-19, amid concerns jails could become super spreading sites. While prison officers who received a vaccine when the national vaccination rollout moved into phase 1b, as part of an earlier vaccination scheme will get their second shot, other workers haven’t been so lucky. Several officers, including […]

New paper addresses racism in health research

The health and justice systems have “failed abysmally” at keeping its people safe, according to the CEO of the Lowitja Institute Dr Janine Mohamed. Dr Mohamed made the comments when critiquing local trends in Indigenous health research while also discussing the organisation’s Partnership for Justice in Health: Scoping Paper on Race, Racism and the Australian […]

Health consumers urged to take a proactive role in stopping COVID on World Patient Safety Day

The Consumer Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) have joined forces for today’s World Patient Safety Day (17 September), urging all Australians to join in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The event’s organisers, the World Health Organization (WHO), have declared that this year’s […]

National campaign pushes for staff ratios in aged care


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) launched a national campaign seeking mandated staff ratios for aged care on 12 May, International Nurses’ Day. Around the country, ANMF members and aged care reform advocates stood united at community rallies aiming to put pressure on federal politicians to address chronic understaffing by supporting legislated ratios and […]