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Annie Butler
Annie Butler May 8, 2020

Aged care workers’ inspiring efforts to keep older Australian safe during COVID-19

In presenting the findings of its national Aged Care COVID-19 Survey, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is today acknowledging the inspiring efforts of aged care workers across the country to keep older Australians, especially those living in nursing homes, safe, despite experiencing significant challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. The survey, conducted from 15 April to 6 May, aimed to assess aged care workers’ sense of their employer’s preparedness to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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Annie Butler

Annie Butler

Federal Secretary - ANMF

Annie Butler is the Federal Secretary for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. Annie was formally appointed to the role in June 2018, having served as the Assistant Federal Secretary since March 2014, and following years of experience in the clinical, professional and industrial areas of nursing.

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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Nov 25, 2019

Disappointing announcement means no change, no relief for older Australians

The Government’s statement today from the Prime Minister and the Ministers for Health, Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report, is once again a disappointment. It fails to address the real causes, as described by the Report, of the ‘shocking tale of neglect’ that is the Australian Aged Care Sector, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) said today. ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said: “The Government’s announcement promises...
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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Oct 31, 2019

Neglect… it must stop in aged care

The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, 'Neglect', encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history of aged care in Australia is a story of woeful and increasing neglect, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). The Commission’s Interim Report found that the system ‘fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind...
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Annie Butler Jul 21, 2019

ANMF calls on all politicians to support greater transparency in aged care

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on Federal MPs and Senators to support the Private Member’s Bill to be introduced into Federal Parliament today by South Australian Independent Rebekha Sharkie – mandating a requirement for aged care providers to publicly disclose their staffing ratios. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport, chaired by Trent Zimmerman MP, previously recommended the adoption of Ms Sharkie’s Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 as a‘first step’...
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