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Rally and doorknock to change the rules

Rally and doorknock to change the rules

23/10/18 Image of the ANMF participation in the 'Change the Rules' rally in Melbourne. Photograph by Chris Hopkins

The Change the Rules campaign continues its momentum with a rally on 10 April, doorknocking activities on 30 March and 13 April,  and phone banking on 17 April.

A ‘Big Phonebank’ will also be held on Wednesday 17 April at the ANMF (Vic Branch).

Unfair work laws affect us all, particularly members in the private and not-for-profit workplaces.

The Change the Rules covers a broad range of laws and rules such as enterprise bargaining, taking protected industrial action and casual work. Read more about what needs changing.

We know that often nurses and carers are not able to provide the quality of care they want to provide to residents in private for-profit and not-for-profit aged care.

Our national campaign for legislated staffing ratios in private aged care is all about changing the rules so nurses and carers are not run off their feet and can provide the level of care that our elderly and vulnerable loved ones deserve.

ANMF encourages all members to participate in this campaign as a matter of priority with a looming federal election.

ANMF (Vic Branch) Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said ‘If you’ve ever thought things were unfair and wondered what you could do about it, join your colleagues for one of these activities and be part of something bigger to change the rules.’

Change the rules rally

Wednesday 10 April
Wear your red t-shirt or your aged care ratios t-shirt and meet for a pre-rally breakfast from 8.30am at ANMF (Vic Branch), 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

We’ll leave ANMF at 9.50am and walk together to Trades Hall (corner Lygon and Victoria Streets) to get a good position for a 10.30am rally start.

It will be school holidays and this will be a family friendly rally, babies in prams and kids welcome.

Register to let us know you’re coming via

Chisholm electorate doorknock

Saturday 30 March, 10am – 2pm
Meet at 1st/8th Blackburn Scout Hall, 12-16 Lake Road, Blackburn

Don’t worry if you haven’t doorknocked before, we’ll pair you up with an experienced campaigner and you can talk about issues important to nurses, midwives and carers. It’s lots of fun.

Register to participate in the Chisholm doorknock via

Dunkley electorate doorknock

Saturday 13 April 10am – 2pm
Meet at Frankston Uniting Church, 16-18 High Street, Frankston

If you haven’t doorknocked before, see above.

Register to participate in the Dunkley doorknock via

Phone banking

Wednesday 17 April
Come to the ANMF (Vic Branch) at 5pm, for a phone banking 101 lesson and help us call our members about important ANMF member issues and federal election issues. Register to let us know you’re coming via

Can’t participate?

Support us on social media by sharing our posts and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to write to your Federal MP to get them to pledge their commitment to enact legislated ratios in private and NFP aged care.