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ANMF calling upon the Newman Government to cease health cuts and privatisation of public hospitals in Queensland

259 Signatures Goal: 1,000



To: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

We the undersigned members and supporters of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) from around Australia condemn the Newman LNP government in Queensland for:

- Cutting over 1100 FTE nursing and midwifery positions since its election in 2012;

- Ceasing many vital public health services to the community of Queensland, especially in the areas of primary, preventative, community health services and residential aged care as well as services to vulnerable communities such as indigenous and rural and remote communities;

- The privatisation of public hospitals and health services, including a number of state government nursing homes and proposed privatisation of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and aspects of the Queensland Children’s Hospital;

- Undermining the integrity and governance of nursing and midwifery through attacks on nursing and midwifery career and classification structures; and

- Attacks on the rights of workers and their unions through the introduction of draconian industrial relations legislation and the stripping back of hard won rights at work.

We support the efforts of the ANMF Queensland Branch (the Queensland Nurses’ Union) to oppose these actions by the Newman LNP government given the threat these pose to the integrity of nursing and midwifery in Queensland and the provision of high quality health services to the community of Queensland.

We call upon the Newman LNP government to immediately cease its vicious cuts to jobs and services in Queensland Health and the planned privatisation of public health services and abandon its repressive and adversarial approach to industrial relations.

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For more information visit the QNU website.
  • Beryl Rainey
    Beryl Rainey Australia, Brisbane
    Feb 10, 2014
    Feb 10, 2014
    Campbell Newman needs to become a patient in the public health system, waiting in ED for over 24 hours for a ward bed, no sleep, lights on 24/7, and he would immediately cease to cut vital services which have been hard fought for by our unions.
  • sarah stefanovic
    sarah stefanovic Australia, Glen Waverley
    Jan 15, 2014
    Jan 15, 2014
    As someone who previously lived in QLD and is planning on returning I am extremely worried about the Newman Govt's health cuts and privatisation
  • Jim Perkoulidis
    Jim Perkoulidis Australia, Melbourne
    Nov 26, 2013
    Nov 26, 2013
    Please support our valuable nurses. They are very well trained professionals.
  • Kylie Dodds
    Kylie Dodds Australia
    Nov 21, 2013
    Nov 21, 2013
    The Newman Government must cease any further health cuts as it will have an immediate and long term affect upon patients and will affect the ability to provide a high standard of care to patients
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