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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.


  • Joint release: Call for end to misleading criticism of midwifery
    08 February 2017

    ACM and QNU today issued a joint statement reminding all healthcare professionals that respectful collaboration is key to providing the best available maternity care for women and their babies in Queensland. Read full article

  • Submission - Inquiry into the re-emergence of Black Lung Disease
    30 November 2016

    It is of great concern to the QNU that a preventable disease like CWP should re-emerge amongst Queensland's coal miners given the legislative and compliance regime that exists to protect workers against such an outcome. Read More

  • Submission - Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act Submission
    30 November 2016

    The Queensland Nurses Union (QNU) thanks the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment for the opportunity to make a submission to Inquiry into the Incidence of and trends in corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the inquiry). Read More

  • Submission - Aged Care Legislative Review
    30 November 2016

    While the aged care sector consumes considerable, and increasing, funding and resources, it is characterised by a range of endemic issues that will inhibit the capacity of the sector to meet the future workforce needs of older Australians. 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.