Media Releases

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You can also call the QNMU Brisbane office on 07 3840 1444.

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Mar

QNMU says more needs to be done to fix aged care

The QNMU is concerned by the recommendations in the Aged Care Taskforce’s final report and is urging the federal government to critically review many of the recommendations listed.

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3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

07

Mar

QNMU applauds groundbreaking count the babies laws

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) is delighted to welcome an important milestone towards the introduction of midwife to patient ratios.

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3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Mar

QNMU welcomes new nurse-led Queensland healthcare clinics

The QNMU has welcomed the Miles Government’s announcement of four new nurse-led healthcare clinics across Queensland, which will operate with highly-qualified Nurse Practitioners.

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3/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

07

Jan

QNMU welcomes ‘Better births with consent’ workshops for doctors, obstetricians

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) welcomes the Queensland government’s announcement in Parliament today that its ‘Better births with consent’ workshops will be delivered to doctors and obstetricians to promote a deeper understanding of

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1/7/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Jan

Qld's top nurses and midwives to be acknowledged and celebrated

Queensland nurses and midwives are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves in the 2024 Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

22

Dec

Royal Flying Doctor Service Qld abandons nurses days out from Christmas

While nurses at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland continue to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Jasper and historic floods, RFDS Qld management have abandoned their nurses just days before Christmas.

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12/22/2023 12:00:00 AM

01

Dec

Fight for basic rights - flying nurses launch industrial action

Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland nurses have launched unprecedented Protected Industrial Action (PIA) as part of an ongoing campaign to secure basic rights from RFDS Queensland management.

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12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Nov

Qld celebrates nation-leading midwifery ratios

The QNMU is celebrating a major victory for women and babies with the announcement of nation-leading midwifery ratios for Queensland public hospitals today.

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11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM

23

Nov

QNMU celebrates publicly funded homebirths for Queensland

Following a Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) campaign, Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has today announced the start of publicly funded homebirth in Queensland.

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11/23/2023 12:00:00 AM

17

Nov

QNMU applauds priority treatment for sexual assault victims

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) commends and welcomes State Government intervention to ensure victims of sexual assault receive priority and appropriate care in Queensland public hospitals.

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11/17/2023 12:00:00 AM

01

Nov

New health recruitment and training initiatives are a start

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU) says health recruitment and training initiatives announced by the Health Minister yesterday were long overdue given the current workforce crisis.

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11/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

23

Aug

$16M State Government Commitment follows Midwifery Rally

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) and the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) have welcomed the Queensland government’s initial commitment of $16 million for regional, remote and rural Midwifery Group Practices (MGPs) and a Queensland

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8/23/2023 12:00:00 AM

21

Aug

QLD midwives march on parliament today

QNMU Secretary Kate Veach said midwives wanted the State Government to urgently commit state budget maternity funding to midwives and midwifery led models of care such as Midwifery Group Practice (MGP).

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8/21/2023 12:00:00 AM

03

Aug

Unsafe: Qld midwives allocated up to 20 mothers and babies

An audit of Queensland maternity inpatient wards has found single midwives are being left to care for up to 20 mothers and babies at a time.

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8/3/2023 12:00:00 AM

02

Aug

Elite flying nurses deserve better

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) has called on the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland branch to pay highly qualified nurses what they are worth.

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8/2/2023 12:00:00 AM

18

Jul

Midwives must be included in maternity state budget spend

Queensland midwives have today called for a state government commitment to support and expand midwife led services such as Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) state-wide.

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7/18/2023 12:00:00 AM

13

Jun

QNMU welcomes increased health investment, but further detail around workforce crisis needed

The QNMU has welcomed increased investment in Queensland Health but seeks further detail regarding state budget initiatives outlined today.

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6/13/2023 12:00:00 AM

09

Jun

QNMU calls for midwife led care

“Queensland’s midwives deserve to be heard on the way maternity services are delivered in our state,” Ms Veach said.

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6/9/2023 12:00:00 AM

12

May

Qld and the world to celebrate nurses on International Nurses’ Day

The invaluable contributions of nurses will be celebrated throughout Queensland and the world on International Nurses’ Day (IND) today.

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5/12/2023 4:00:03 AM

10

May

QNMU calls for national approach to boost nurse & midwife numbers Australia-wide

Queensland’s peak professional body, the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU), is calling for a coordinated and consistent national workforce plan to deal with critical staff shortages throughout the state and nation-wide.

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5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM