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Sector welcomes Albanese Government while urging swift aged care action

A range of aged care stakeholder organisations and unions have congratulated new prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on Saturday night's federal election victory, hoping the new Government will be swift and committed in addressing many of the pressing issues in the sector.

Three months on, aged care workers feel let down by token COVID payments

The Morrison Government’s ‘sugar hit’ bonus payment scheme, dismissed as “laughable” by many aged care workers, has been further derided by the nurse’s union as a number of their workers have been left high and dry. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

On this special day ANMF celebrates the enormous contribution nurses make to our society

On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.

O’Neil and Ruston speak to COTA about their parties’ key policy objectives for older Aussies

COTA Australia has welcomed Labor’s Clare O’Neil, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Aged Care Services, and Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, to discuss their key policy objectives that will impact the wellbeing of older Australians. BIANCA ROBERTS presents an overview of their key points

ANMF endorses Labor’s pledged support for care and community workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has welcomed an election pledge by federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese to establish an expert panel in the Fair Work Commission specifically for low-paid care workers, saying it will give them equal access to improved wages and conditions.

Fair Work applications about securing nurses and care workers in aged care

As today's applications for a 25 per cent increase to award wages for aged care workers commences in the Fair Work Commission, ANMF federal secretary Annie Butler says that once workloads are made safe, and nurses' work is recognised through decent wages and support for them to provide quality care, they will return to the jobs they love.

ANMF announces election priorities for health and aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has written to all major political parties and independent MPs and senators, seeking their commitment to its five-core priorities to reform Australia's health and aged care systems.

ANMF says opposition’s aged care reform package gives older Australians hope

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese's pledge to mandate staffing ratios by introducing, in law, minimum care hours requirements for nursing homes and to fund real wage increases for all aged care workers, could finally bring hope to exhausted nurses and care workers in the troubled aged care sector.

Advocacy bodies slam Budget as failing to address aged care quality and workforce issues

The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.

Report: any increases in funding in Budget must be tied directly to care provision for aged care residents

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation said today that a new report examining the financial and tax practices of some of Australia's largest nursing home operators, again highlights the urgent need for the Morrison Government to ensure greater transparency and accountability for the billions in additional public funding poured into the aged care sector.

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