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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.


  • Submission - Industrial Relations Bill 2016
    26 October 2016

    The QNU made an extensive submission to the Review of the Industrial Relations Laws and Tribunals in Queensland. Read More

  • News alert: Anti-Vaccination comments will be investigated
    26 October 2016

    The NMBA has publicly announced that it will take regulatory action on nurses or midwives who promote anti-vaccination statements to patients or the public. Read full article

  • Submission - Abortion Law Reform Amendement Bill 2016
    26 October 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 Health (Abortion Law Refor Read More

  • Submission - Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014
    26 October 2016

    The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee on the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Bill 2014. 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.