A snapshot of the Australian Nursing Federation.
Established in 1924, the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) is the only organisation in Australia representing the industrial and professional interests of nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing.
The ANF has over 220,000 members working across Australia in cities, rural, regional and remote locations and in every area of health, health prevention and aged care. There is a total of 346,508 nurses in Australia employed in nursing (25) and contributing directly to all areas of Australia's health and aged care.
All Australians must have access to safe, quality health and aged care. To achieve this, it is important that Australia continues to have a robust, well-educated and highly experienced nursing and midwifery workforce. Ensuring that every nurse, midwife and assistant in nursing receives pay and conditions reflective of their extensive level of skill and education is a priority for the ANF.
The ANF campaigns to raise political awareness, and political action if necessary, among its members and the community in the pursuit of improved public policy on health, aged care, education, employment, industrial relations and all areas of social justice.
Australia's health and aged care systems and its nursing and midwifery workforce face many challenges. The ANF is working with nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing, governments, community and consumer groups, health and aged care providers and other health care professionals to progress solutions and build a sustainable health workforce for the future good health of Australia.
The ANF Federal Office
The ANF Federal Office has locations in Melbourne and Canberra. The Federal Office develops policy and represents ANF members at a national level in the areas of health, aged care, education, the nursing and midwifery workforce, industrial relations and social justice.
Lee Thomas, Federal Secretary of the ANF and Yvonne Chaperon, Assistant Federal Secretary, coordinate the national activities of the Federation. Branch Secretaries manage the activities of the state and territory branches of the ANF.
The governing bodies of the Union are the Federal Council and Federal Executive. National committees cover industrial and professional issues, occupational health and safety and aged care.
The ANF Federal Office publishes two nursing journals:
* The Australian Nursing Journal (ANJ) published monthly consists of clinical articles, a monthly feature and the latest union, nursing and midwifery news
* The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing (AJAN), published quarterly, is a peer reviewed research journal, available at http://www.ajan.com.au
ANF membership is the most effective way for nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing to ensure that fair working conditions and rates of pay are negotiated for the entire nursing and midwifery workforce. Fair wages and working conditions help to retain nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing in the workforce, thereby improving Australia's health and aged care system. The ANF provides a range of services to members through its state and territory branches.
* information about wages and conditions of employment
* industrial representation
* professional indemnity insurance
* legal representation
* negotiation of awards and agreements
* resolution of workplace disputes
* information and representation on workplace issues such as occupational health and safety
* education services
* library services
Members can become actively involved in ANF campaigns and activities through their Branch, the ANF state and federal websites, and the ANF publications.
Joining the ANF
Nurses join the ANF branch in the state or territory where they work:
ANF Australian Capital Territory Branch
NSW Nurses' Association (ANF NSW Branch)
ANF Northern Territory Branch
Queensland Nurses' Union (ANF QLD Branch)
ANMF South Australian Branch
ANF Tasmanian Branch
ANF Victorian Branch
ANF Western Australian Branch
The ANF's international work
The ANF represents nurses, midwives and assistants in nursing internationally through membership of other national and international nursing organisations and professional associations. The ANF is a member of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, the South Pacific Nurses Forum and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
The ANF is affiliated to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), International Centre for Trade Union Rights and Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA (Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad) which is the overseas aid agency of the trade union movement. Further information about the ANF is available at: http://www.anf.org.au
Useful Links: Nursing RCNA Royal College of Nursing Australia: http://www.rcna.org.au/ NMBA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/ ANMC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council: http://www.anmc.org.au CNF Commonwealth Nurses Federation: http://www.commonwealthnurses.org/ ICN International Council of Nurses: http://www.icn.ch/ Industrial ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU): http://www.actu.org.au/ FWC Fair Work Commission: http://www.fwc.gov.au/ FWO Fair Work Ombudsman: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/ International ILO International Labour Organisations: http:/www.ilo.org ITUC International Trade Union Confederation: http://www.ituc-csi.org/ PSI Public Services International: http://www.world-psi.org/ APHEDA Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad: http://www.apheda.org.au/ SPNF South Pacific Nurses Forum: http://www.spnf.org.au/ Other AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: http://www.aihw.gov.au/ ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/ AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: www.ahpra.gov.au
ANF FEDERAL OFFICE
FEDERAL SECRETARY Lee Thomas
ASSISTANT FEDERAL SECRETARY Yvonne Chaperon
Unit 3, 28 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604 PO Box 4239, Kingston ACT 2604 Phone: +61 2 6232 6533 Fax: +61 2 6232 6610 Email: email@example.com Website: www.anf.org.au
Industrial Services and Journals:
Level 1, 365 Queen Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Phone: +61 3 9602 8500 Fax: +61 3 9602 8567 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Industrial Services) email@example.com (Journals) firstname.lastname@example.org (General Enquiries)
Phone: +61 3 9602 8512 Fax: +61 3 9602 8567 Email: email@example.com
(25) The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) now publishes quarterly data on the nursing and midwifery workforce http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/About/Statistics.aspx
ANF BRANCHES AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL NEW SOUTH WALES TERRITORY BRANCH SECRETARY Jenny Miragaya BRANCH SECRETARY Brett Holmes Office address Office address Unit 3, 36 Botany Street, 50 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo 2017 Phillip 2606 Phone 1300 367 962 Phone (02) 6282 9455 Fax (02) 9550 3667 Fax (02) 6282 8447 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Email email@example.com NORTHERN TERRITORY QUEENSLAND BRANCH SECRETARY Yvonne Falckh BRANCH SECRETARY Beth Mohle Office address Office address 16 Caryota Court 106 Victoria Street Coconut Grove NT 0810 West End 4101 Phone (08) 8920 0700 Phone (07) 3840 1444 Fax (08) 8985 5930 Fax (07) 3844 9387 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Email email@example.com SOUTH AUSTRALIA TASMANIA BRANCH SECRETARY BRANCH SECRETARY Neroli Ellis Elizabeth Dabars Office address Office address 101 Torrens Road, Ridleyton 5008 182 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000 Phone (08) 8334 1900 Phone (03) 6223 6777 Fax (08) 8334 1901 Information 1800 001 241 (toll free) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (03) 6224 0229 Email email@example.com VICTORIA WESTERN AUSTRALIA BRANCH SECRETARY Lisa Fitzpatrick BRANCH SECRETARY Mark Olson Office address Office address 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000 260 Pier Street, Perth 6000 Phone (03) 9275 9333 Phone (08) 6218 9444 Information 1800 133 353 (toll free) Information 1800 199 145 Fax (03) 9275 9344 (toll free) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (08) 9218 9455 Email email@example.com
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