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‘Fixing the aged care crisis’ won’t be easy – just 5% of homes above mandatory staffing targets

In his election victory speech, PM Anthony Albanese pledged to “fix the crisis in aged care”. One of the biggest challenges facing the Government is addressing widespread staffing shortages. Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from October next year.

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.

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.

ANMF wants action from large private aged care companies on stopping resident violence

The Victorian branch of the ANMF is calling on the largest private and not-for-profit residential aged care groups to urgently adopt its 10-point plan to stop systemic resident and family violence against nurses and personal care workers.

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