Getting our message out

The QNMU actively seeks to promote the professional, industrial, democratic, political and social interests of members through the mainstream media and as such we produce a number of media releases each month which are sent to media outlets across the state. 


  • QNMU welcomes audit on PPE fit testing for nurses
    Published: 15 April 2021

    Queensland Health must provide an urgent state-wide audit on fit testing of PPE used by frontline nurses working directly with COVID-19 positive patients, following the intervention of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) today.
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  • QNMU acts on concerns over PPE for frontline nurses
    Published: 14 April 2021

    The QNMU has taken Queensland Health to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) over concerns frontline nurses are at risk of contracting COVID-19 because of ill-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE).
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  • Qld nurses to rally outside politicians' offices
    Published: 01 March 2021

    Rolling rallies will today be held outside the offices of federal politicians to highlight shocking conditions in Australian private aged care.
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  • Cairns aged care nurses highlight horrific conditions
    Published: 01 February 2021

    Elderly Cairns residents are at grave risk. That’s the message from deeply concerned nurse and other staff who will today rally outside the Farnorha Bolton Clarke Aged Care facility in Westcourt.
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  • Aged care staff blew whistle on Japara Noosa
    Published: 23 January 2021

    The QNMU has commended aged care staff for blowing the whistle on dire issues at private aged care facility Japara Noosa.
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  • Salvos rehab service closures put clients at risk
    Published: 25 November 2020

    The QNMU is calling on the Salvation Army to reopen its alcohol and other drug rehab and detox services, and negotiate in good faith, as nurses begin a stop work to address long standing professional development and pay concerns.
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  • Salvos threaten sudden shut down of Qld facilities
    Published: 16 November 2020

    SALVATION army officials have threatened to immediately shut down services at three Queensland drug rehabilitation facilities.
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  • Qld nurses call on candidates to reveal position on nurse/midwife numbers
    Published: 26 October 2020

    Queensland's frontline nurses and midwives have called on all state election candidates to publicly reveal their positions on strengthening and protecting our public health system.
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  • QNMU welcomes state government commitment to 5800 new nurses and midwives
    Published: 11 October 2020

    QNMU has today welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to employing an extra 5800 nurses and midwives over four years if re-elected.
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  • Queenslanders vote for more nurses
    Published: 10 October 2020

    The safe staffing of Queensland’s public hospitals has emerged as a top issue ahead of the upcoming state election.
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