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Annie Butler
Annie Butler May 16, 2019

New report shows lack of transparency and accountability of millions of dollars in aged care funding

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says a new report examining the tax and financial practices of some of Australia’s richest family-owned nursing home operators, provides further evidence of the lack of transparency and accountability for public funding for the aged care sector. The Report – All in the Family: Tax and Financial Practices of Australia’s Largest Family Owned Aged Care Companies – was prepared by Jason Ward, the Principal Analyst for the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability &...
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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 May 8, 2019

Nurses and carers abused, bullied, harassed – ‘scapegoats’ for aged care crisis

Overworked nurses and carers are being spat at in the street, abused in shopping centres and physically and emotionally harassed and vilified, being made the ‘scapegoats’ for the crisis in aged care, according to a new national survey of thousands of residential aged care workers, released today. Conducted by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) TheNational Aged Care Survey(the ‘Survey’), revealed how nursing home workers are unfairly being harassed and bullied with a new intensity as a result of...
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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Jan 17, 2019

Chronic Understaffing in Aged Care Is Causing Enormous Pain and Suffering for Residents and Families

With another burst of stories detailing the pain and suffering being experienced by nursing home residents appearing in the media as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety prepares to commence its official proceedings tomorrow, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says it’s time we finally, and genuinely, acknowledge that the system has failed Australia’s most frail and vulnerable. Radical change is desperately needed, both to the system’s rules and the system’s culture. Federal Secretary Annie Butler...
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Annie Butler
Annie Butler Dec 15, 2018

“The measure of a society is how it cares for its elderly”: Right Now We Don’t Measure Up

Media Release from Annie Butler - ANMF Federal Branch Today, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and key national medical groups have been joined by Professor John Pollaers, Chair of the 2018 Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, in calling on Prime Minister Morrison, the Government and all sides of the Australian Parliament, to legislate and fund minimum staffing ratios that deliver the holistic care plans required to ensure safe and best practice care for all elderly Australians. In June...
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