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. 


  • Open letter from Qld's health workers
    Published: 29 November 2021

    We are seeing firsthand the impacts of unprecedented demand on our health services and beds. And with borders due to reopen soon, we are concerned our services will struggle to meet demand.
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  • Insensitive Queensland Health initiative hurts traumatised women
    Published: 20 November 2021

    An insensitive Queensland Health initiative is forcing women who have experienced stillbirth, miscarriage or termination to recover in the same Brisbane ward as new mothers and newborn babies.
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  • Health workers call for improved safety and 50-50 Commonwealth-State funding
    Published: 04 November 2021

    Brisbane nurses and midwives have today voiced concerns about COVID-19 readiness in major metropolitan hospitals as part of a joint union campaign to highlight dire safety issues.
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  • Mackay nurses rally for fair wages
    Published: 25 October 2021

    Mackay aged care staff will today hold a rally to protest the low wage offer and call for improved pay and conditions for employees at Glenella Care private aged care facility.
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  • Health workers call for improved safety and 50-50 Commonwealth-State funding
    Published: 12 October 2021

    Health workers are today calling for increased funding and long-awaited health reform to address dire safety issues in Queensland Health (QH) hospitals.
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  • Nurse and midwife survey reveals unsafe conditions at Hervey Bay Hospital
    Published: 08 October 2021

    Almost 80 per cent of nurses and midwives recently surveyed at Hervey Bay Hospital do not believe the facility is safe for patients or staff.
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  • Local health staff call for urgent action to fix unsafe Cairns Hospital
    Published: 30 September 2021

    Cairns public health workers are calling for urgent action from the state and federal governments to keep Queenslanders safe amid unprecedented demand on health services and beds.
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  • Queensland votes for Voluntary Assisted Dying
    Published: 17 September 2021

    The QNMU welcomes the successful passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill, which acknowledges the pain and suffering of those with terminal illnesses and those who care for them.
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  • QNMU encourages QH staff and eligible Queenslanders to get vaccinated
    Published: 12 September 2021

    The QNMU has today called on Queensland Health (QH) staff and all eligible Queenslanders to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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  • Queenslanders urged to support Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation
    Published: 11 September 2021

    The QNMU has today called on all Queenslanders to acknowledge the pain and mental anguish experienced by those with a terminal illness.
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