Australia’s peak health groups call for all children to be released from immigration detention

Australia’s peak health groups call for all children to be released from immigration detention Australia’s peak health professional bodies have today joined together to call on the Government to immediately release all children and their families from immigration detention in Australia and Nauru. Our organisations represent a wide range of health professionals who have seen, first-hand, the devastating…

Nurses Applaud Recognition Of Climate And Health

Nurses Applaud Recognition Of Climate And Health The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) applauds today’s announcement by one of Australia’s biggest health insurers, Medibank, to reduce its exposure to carbon intensive assets and invest $25 million in green bonds for carbon reducing and environmentally responsible projects. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange explaining…

Australian College of Nursing expresses serious concerns about the fragmented health care in immigration detention centres

Australian College of Nursing expresses serious concerns about the fragmented health care in immigration detention centres In light of the tragic chain of events that contributed to the death of young asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei, as revealed by the Four Corners program, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) reiterates its views on the health care of…

Nurses Support Equality

Today, on World Mental Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the impact that the current debate on marriage equality has on the mental health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

Workforce, control and choice central to future aged care services

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to providing older Australians with more choice in and control of aged care services. Yesterday’s release of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017, highlights the work done to date to give consumers more say in aged care services and the steps still needed to ensure all Australians have access to high-quality care as they grow older.