eNews February 23

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Welcome to ANMF Tas Branch's fortnightly eNews letter! 

Tasplan look forward to welcoming you
From 1 April, Tasplan will be welcoming members of the RBF Tasmanian Accumulation Scheme who will transfer to them as part of a successor fund transfer. Once the transfer is complete, Tasplan will have approximately:
  • $7.6 billion in combined funds1
  • 165,000 members
  • 15,000 registered employers.
Along with 11 investment options and new offices in Hobart and Launceston. Tasplan are passionate about super and making a measurable difference in all that they do. They are experienced, knowledgeable and professional, and are based right here in Tasmania. Tasplan support everyday Australians across their working lives, from setting up their first super account to retiring comfortably – and at every life stage in between. You’ll be able to self-serve online, but if you’d like a chat or a hand filling in forms, they’re only a phone call away. One of their friendly financial experts can even come to you at your workplace, and if you need personalised financial planning services, they can help with that too.

have a range of investment options, competitive returns and you can usually take them with you if you change employers. From Monday 3 April Tasplan will have new offices in Hobart and Launceston:

Hobart – Level 8, 188 Collins Street. Launceston – Ground Floor, 113-115 Cimitiere Street (the former RBF offices). You can also make an appointment to chat with someone in Devonport.

If you would like more information about the transfer, visit 
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1. As at 31 December 2016

Aged Care Conference 2017

ANMF's Aged Care Conference held in Launceston this April, is sure to be Tasmania's most prominent conference for nurses and care workers. See our full program of speakers and topics here.

Member Benefits competition

With the launch of our much anticipated Member Benefits program almost upon us, we want to ensure that our members receive their welcome packs.  In order to do this, we are asking members to take the time to update their info.  Simply update your details before the 17th March 2017 to go in the draw to win 1 full year free membership to ANMF Tasmania.  It is that easy! The winner will be announced via our eNews on Monday 20th March.  This competition is open to all fee-paying ANMF Tasmania members.

Important changes to NAB cards

NAB are replacing all of their Mastercards with Visa cards in the coming months.  NAB customers with a Mastercard can contact an ANMF Membership to update their details when they receive their new Visa card. Email

Do you have nursing or midwifery research, a project or innovative practice to share? ANMF (Vic Branch) is calling for abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations at the 2017 Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference.
Topics for abstracts may relate to any care setting including aged and community care, consumer directed care, palliative care, emergency, neonatal, critical care, primary health care, school nursing, enrolled nursing, midwifery, maternal and child health, mental health, occupational health and safety, IT innovation, research, education, workforce or clinical innovation, health and environment.
organisers are particularly looking for abstracts that highlight nursing and midwifery theory and/or case presentations that promote contemporary and innovative practice or optimal patient outcomes.
The two-day conference, in Melbourne on 21 and 22 September, is a high-profile opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with hundreds of nurses and midwives working in executive, managerial and clinical care roles.
Abstracts close on 10 March 2017.
For details visit
In an era when the mental health sector is undergoing significant change in terms of service delivery options, it is important for mental health nurses to pause and reflect on the changing needs of the service user and their family, and how this relates to our own practice development needs. Mental health nurses are highly educated; specialist knowledge and skill is enhanced through lifelong learning and professional development. Formal education, clinical supervision and learning new therapies help to reinvigorate and enhance our practice. The aim of this conference is to deliver fresh, innovative ideas, alongside evidence-based concepts, with the view to enhancing delegates practice. A focus on existing, new and emerging therapies, a range of inspiring keynote speakers, high-quality master classes, and excellent networking opportunities will make this a conference mental health nurses and others in the mental health sector can not afford to miss! The theme ‘Enhancing practice, optimising recovery’ will be supported by a number of streams, each with a strong focus on evidence-based examples of best practice.
For details visit

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EA Updates

The Public Sector Enterprise Agreement has been lodged in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission and listed for hearing today (Thursday). Once registered, ANMF will provide FAQ information regarding the impacts. ANMF is meeting working groups to progress the implementation and the introduction of the ANUMs. Joint consultation sessions will be held to review the draft Classification descriptors and SODs. It is important members provide feedback for this important role. There is an agreement to review current Clinical Coordinator roles and their similarity with the proposed new roles. Where it is agreed they are different roles, the Clinical Coordinator role will stay. ANMF will keep members informed.

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Private & Aged Care sector Enterprise Agreements update

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Share skills and knowledge with your colleagues

Do your colleagues seek you out to cannulate a patient or take blood? Are you often asked advice on what wound dressing to use on a patient's wound? Have you thought about sharing this knowledge with your colleagues? Then HERC want to hear from you! HERC have opportunities available for nurses and midwives to share their specialty skills or knowledge through our Continuing Professional Development Program. Flexible delivery modes mean you can share the practical skill you have mastered, the theory component or both! Seeking expression’s of interest now. Email:

CPD Registrations now open!

The first half CPD calendar is now available online. Sessions are booking out fast, be quick to register so you don't miss out . Learn more and register online here. 

Annual Young Woman's Award 2017

The Tasmanian Labor Party's Sisterhood (ALPS) is holding its third Young Woman's Award. Nominations are now open with an annual prize of $1,000 awarded to the successful nominee. Applications close soon with the winner announced on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017. Contact or call (03) 6334 1593 for a nomination form. 

ANMF Exclusive health fund

Nurses & Midwives Health is a health fund exclusively for members of ANMF Tas and other branches of the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation. They are focussed on providing members with relevant and affordable health insurance products to support you at every stage of your life. Learn more about the fund online.

ME Bank

As ANMF Tas members, you could get a lower rate on ME Bank's Home Loan & Credit Card.

Learn more online or email 

NURSELine provides a quality, responsive and cost effective service to the Healthcare sector with a professional and personalised approach. Learn more about NURSELine online at
RBF Super

RBF Super will soon be merging with TasPlan Super. As part of the merge, ANMF are excited to announce that we will be teaming with TasPlan to present a range of free information sessions for members. More information coming soon!
Entertainment Book

Support ANMF (Tas Branch) by ordering your 2017-2018 Entertainment Book. New books to be launched soon, watch this space!
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