Check out our exciting program for the 2021 QNMU Virtual Conference below, and find out more about our dynamic guest speakers

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Wednesday 14 July

 
8am Virtual conference platform opens: Opportunity for Branch Chairs to log in early 
9am Opening and welcome
QNMU President Sally-Anne Jones opens conference
Welcome to country by Dr Robert Anderson (Uncle Bob)
Nominations open for QNMU Policy Committee - Delegates can nominate via the QNMU app
9.10am Sponsors' announcements 

QSuper, Union Health, HESTA

9.30am Secretary's Report (A year in review)
Presented by QNMU Secretary Beth Mohle
10.10am

Morning tea

  • Branch caucus: Extra opportunity for Branches to discuss motions prior to debate. Please connect to your Branch’s round table discussion.
10.50am QNMU Policy Committee Report
Presented by QNMU Policy Committee Chair Juanita (Jo) Konings
11.10am Notices of motion for debate
1.00pm

Lunch

  • Plenary: QSuper – Sunsuper merger update
    Presented by Don Luke, QSuper Chair 
  • Caucus: New graduates and early career nurses and midwives
2.00pm Notices of motion for debate
3pm

Afternoon tea

  • Plenary: Grievances... The new approach 
3.30pm Notices of motion for debate
4pm Senate Committee Inquiry on Job Security 
Presented by Senator Tony Sheldon
4.30pm First day concludes
5pm Nominations close for QNMU Policy Committee

 

Thursday 15 July

 
8.30am Virtual conference platform opens: Opportunity for Branch Chairs to log in early
9am  Opening of second day
Announcements
9.10am Assistant Secretary’s Report
Presented by QNMU Assistant Secretary Kate Veach 
9.40am Uluru Statement from the Heart 
Introduction by First Nations Branch member Anthony Clayton
Presented by Thomas Mayor, Maritime Union of Australia National Indigenous Officer
10.00am

Morning tea

  • Branch caucus: Extra opportunity for Branches to discuss motions prior to debate. Please connect to your Branch’s round table discussion 
10.30am Notices of motion for debate
12.30pm

Lunch

  • Plenary: Reduce your foot, knee and joint pain - How Allied Health Professionals can help 
    Presented by Owen Kelly, physiotherapist and Craig Hodson-Cornford, podiatrist. Sponsored by Union Health
  • Caucus: Prison Health Delegates
  • Caucus: Rural and Remote Reference Group
1.30pm Notices of motion for debate
2.30pm

Afternoon tea

  • Plenary: HESTA’s commitment to creating better futures for our members, women and in fact, all Australians – learn more about "Why HESTA”
    Presented by Sam Thompson, HESTA Member Education Manager. Sponsored by HESTA
3pm Notices of motion for debate
4pm Introduction of QNMU Law
Presented by Judy Simpson, QNMU Law Legal Practice Director 
4.10pm Second day concludes


Friday 16 July 

 
8.30am Virtual conference platform opens
9am Opening of professional day by QNMU President Sally-Anne Jones
Announcements
9.10am The voice of women in leadership and COVID-19
Presented by Dr Jeannette Young, Queensland Chief Health Officer
9.40am Power at work - The members' and branch experience
Q&A with the QNMU Greenslopes Branch
Facilitated by QNMU Assistant Secretary Kate Veach
10.00am

Morning tea  

10.30am ANMF Federal Office Report
Presented by ANMF Secretary Annie Butler and ANMF Vice President Lori-Anne Sharp
11am Power at work - The members' and branch experience
Q&A with the QNMU Salvation Army Branch
Facilitated by QNMU Assistant Secretary Kate Veach
11.20am Short break 
11.30am Stepping up, smashing ceilings and shaking off myths-nurses and midwives taking to the stage
Presented by Mary Chiarella, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney (Susan Wakil School of Nursing)
12.00pm

Lunch

  • Plenary: A brief introduction to Interest Based Problem Solving 
  • Caucus: Count the Babies campaign update 
1.00pm Call to Action
Presented by Michele O’Neil, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 
1.30pm  The Lancet findings on Queensland's nurse-to-patient ratios policy: Benefits to clinicians and patients but much work still to be done
Presented by Dr Matthew McHugh, Independence Chair for Nursing Education and Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
1.50pm Power at work - The members' and branch experience
Q&A with the QNMU Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Midwives Branch. 
Facilitated by QNMU Assistant Secretary Kate Veach 
2.10pm Closing remarks
QNMU President Sally-Anne Jones
Declaring QNMU Policy Committee 
2.30pm QNMU Virtual Conference concludes