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Ratios Save Lives

The time has arrived for Queensland to introduce safe nurse/midwife- to-patient ratios and skill mixes. Queenslanders – as well as our nurses and midwives – deserve the safety, security and benefits that result from nurse and midwife ratios. The benefit of safe ratios is irrefutable.

Save Penalty Rates

The Government’s plan to roll back penalty rates as part of a Federal review into workplace laws could have a devastating effect on nurses and midwives ­- particularly those who rely on penalty rates to make up a substantial portion of their take-home pay. Help us save penalty rates.

Never Alone: a campaign against domestic violence

The aim of the Never Alone campaign is to build a groundswell of support for victims that will make it impossible for family violence to be ignored.


  • Attack on aged care nurses could impact tens of thousands of elderly Queenslanders
    26 August 2016

    Tens of thousands of elderly Queenslanders could be impacted if BlueCare/Wesley Mission Brisbane (BCWMB) unprecedented attack on the wages and working conditions of aged care nurses goes ahead. Read full article

  • Langbroek gets it wrong
    29 July 2016

    In the interest of accuracy the Queensland Nurses??? Union (QNU) would like to correct untrue and ill-informed comments made by Shadow Health Minister John-Paul Langbroek. Read full article

  • Submission - Public Health Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2016
    01 July 2016

    The Queensland Nurses??? Union (QNU) thanks the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (the Committee) for the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry into the Public Health (Medicinal C Read More

  • Elderly suffer neglect, pain and injury in Qld aged care facilities
    23 June 2016

    A state-wide survey released today has found elderly Queenslanders are suffering unnecessary pain, injury and death in aged care facilities throughout the state. Read more

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The QNU is proud to work alongside and within a number of organisations that share our union, nursing and midwifery, or social values. Being part of these alliances allows us to work collectively towards common goals.

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Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU is the Queensland branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
The ANMF is one of the largest and fastest growing unions in Australia with more than 240,000 members.

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU is a foundation member of the newly formed Queensland Community Alliance.

The Alliance brings together unions, charities, church groups and community organisations who will use their collective strength to build a better society

Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation


The QNU became a founding member of Global Nurses United – an international alliance of more than 17 nursing and midwifery unions working together to keep nursing and midwifery strong; and to protect patients, communities and the plat.