Media Releases

For media inquiries and interviews contact Lou Robson at Deepwater Media on 0422 550 278.

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

Date between:
 and 
Data pager
Data pager
12
 Item 1 to 20 of 30
of 2 
Show all 30
Data pager
Data pager
12
 Item 1 to 20 of 30
of 2 
Show all 30

04

Jan

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.

Read More
1/4/2024 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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

30

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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

Read More
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).

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
5/10/2023 12:00:00 AM

04

May

Aged Care providers must pass $11B to staff

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) has again called for financial transparency in aged care.

Read More
5/4/2023 12:00:00 AM

14

Apr

ANMF says RN 24 7 is critical to ensuring safe care

The country’s largest union and professional nursing organisation, the ANMF is continuing to work with the Albanese Government and other key industry stakeholders to ensure elderly nursing home residents are provided with 24/7 nursing staff.

Read More
4/14/2023 12:00:00 AM

22

Dec

Nurses and Midwives Reject UCH Enterprise Agreement

Nurses and midwives have overwhelmingly rejected UnitingCare Health’s (UCH) proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA), with the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) saying the inadequate offer clearly failed to address the need for fair wages and co

Read More
12/22/2022 12:00:00 AM