Will this get us the nurse we need?

ACT's attempts to solve the health workforce crisis look like throwing more weight behind immigration without growing our domestic workforce. Policies to import new roles of health workers and override Nursing Council to push for training Enrolled Nurses who can't do the work of the 4000 Registered Nurses we need leads to deskilling our nursing profession and will reduce the quality of public healthcare. ACT is opposed to gender pay gap reporting and the principles of pay equity which puts at risk the pay equity settlements that health workers deserve to remedy historical gender discrimination.