Nurses welcome fairer and more equal Australia

Nurses welcome fairer and more equal Australia The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the Australian Parliament on the passage of same-sex marriage legislation yesterday, which stipulates that the right to marry in Australia will not be determined by sex or gender. “ACN would like to acknowledge the determined effort of so many people who…

Dignity and choice vital for end-of-life care

Dignity and choice vital for end-of-life care Nurses have identified an urgent need for Australia to have a serious and comprehensive conversation about supporting individual patient choice when it comes to end-of-life decision making. Speaking following passage through the Victorian Parliament of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie…

ACN encouraged by the report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory

ACN encouraged by the report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory ACN is encouraged by the recommendations made in the Report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. ACN supported…

Nurses welcome vote for equality

Nurses welcome vote for equality ACN has welcomed the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey showing that the overwhelming majority of Australians support marriage equality. Of the nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians who expressed their view, 61.6% responded Yes and all states and territories recorded a majority Yes response. “ACN strongly…

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…