Skip to content
Indigenous, Medical Health Aged Care

Nurses & Midwives supporting ‘Yes’ vote for a Voice to Parliament

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) 2 mins read

This National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June), the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is giving its unequivocal support to a ‘Yes’ vote for an enshrined Voice to Parliament.

 

The ANMF’s members in nursing, midwifery and aged care understand that racism is a serious health issue, which can negatively impact on both mental and physical health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

 

“As frontline health professions working across Australia, we believe Constitutional recognition and a Voice to Parliament will be important mechanisms to address racism and in turn, help close the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians,” ANMF Federal Secretary Annie Butler said today.

 

“Voting ‘Yes’ will ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are rightfully acknowledged as Australia’s first people in our Constitution and through a Voice to Parliament, they can have a meaningful say on issues like health, which affect their communities the most.

 

“It’s why a ‘Yes’ vote will be an important step along the path to Reconciliation, helping to address the interpersonal and systemic racism that still exists in Australian society.”

 

The ANMF is a proud supporter of the Unions for Yes campaign and acknowledges the hard work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to bring the Voice proposal to Referendum.

 

Unions for Yes

 

We encourage Australians to learn about what is proposed in this Referendum and to reflect upon the impacts of racism in our society. 

 

 

  


About us:

 

The ANMF, with over 321,000 members, is the industrial and professional voice for nurses, midwives and carers in Australia.

ANMF media release authorised by Annie Butler, ANMF Federal Secretary. 1/365 Queen St, Melbourne. 


Contact details:

ANMF media inquiries:

Richard Lenarduzzi 0411 254 390

More from this category

  • Disability, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 26/02/2024
  • 23:25
Mr River Night, National Disability Sector Advocate

Disability Sector Outrage as Both Major Parties Snub Australia’s Biggest Disability and NDIS Related Event in History Coming Up this Week in Queensland

Available for Comment Radio – Live, Pre-recorded and Talk-back TV Print Mr River Night Leading National Disability Sector Advocate Co-founder at Developing Australian Communities…

  • Contains:
  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 26/02/2024
  • 10:55
Arthritis Australia & Monash University

Millennials Face a Painful & Stiff Future – New Report Forecasts Generations Hit Hardest with Arthritis

MEDIA INTERVIEW/FILMING OPPORTUNITY Tuesday 27 February 2024 8.00 – 9.00am New forecasts by researchers at Monash University’s School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, to be released by Arthritis Australia, reveal millennials are on the front line of a painful and debilitating future health crisis in 2040. It predicts, 1 in 6 millennials will be suffering from arthritis by 2040 as they step into what would be their most productive and fulfilling decades. What aging means for this generation will be redefined as they grapple with the challenges of today’s world and become the generation impacted the most by arthritis…

  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 26/02/2024
  • 09:00
Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia supports Longreach and Winton

Are you concerned about your memory or worried that someone you know may have dementia? Dementia Australia is offering support in Longreach and Winton between 11 March to 15 March. It is estimated there are almost 84,000 people living with dementia in Queensland. Without a medical breakthrough this number is expected to increase to more than 168,000 people living with dementia by 2054. These Dementia Australia sessions are an opportunity for people living with dementia, their carers, family, and friends to attend free education to better understand dementia and to discuss the support and services Dementia Australia can provide. Please…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.