AMA to challenge practice nurse pay rise

The federation has applied for a low paid bargaining authorisation for practice nurses, which the AMA said “in effect seeks to impose an enterprise agreement on around 900 medical practices”.

ANF National Industrial Officer Nick Blake said the goal was “simply to allow the tribunal to have a review of the terms and conditions of practice nurses”, which he said were below the terms and conditions offered by the hospital sector.

“The general rate of pay paid by practices is about 20–25% below the