Why Join?

Points of Difference

  • NPAQ is run by nurses, not union officials.
  • Zero party politics, which means lower fees.
  • Workplace issues are resolved in a consultative manner.
  • All issues are completed and not left unresolved.
  • Initial response to enquiries within one business day.

Support When You Need It

  • NPAQ provides professional indemnity insurance, along with personalised advice and legal assistance, to quickly resolve any workplace issues.

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  • Not one cent of your hard-earned membership money goes to any political party or cause. 100% goes to providing protection and advancement to you and your profession.
  • Membership fees are approximately 50% less than QNMU.

Improved Working Conditions

  • NPAQ helps and advises working nurses to openly negotiate enterprise agreements, with a focus on practical outcomes in each workplace.

Putting Nurses' Interests First

  • Focusing on patient care – not on paperwork. By reducing administration, we aim to let nurses ‘nurse again’.
  • Any savings should be passed on as pay rises to nurses not funding administration/HR.

A Choice in Representation

  • Only nurses – not the government – should choose who represents and protects them.
  • This means all NPAQ nurses – not union officials – have a real say in the running of the health system.