National Nursing Workforce Strategy Steering Committee

The Strategy Steering Committee (SSC) oversees the development of the National Nursing Workforce Strategy (Strategy).


The Strategy Steering Committee (SSC) will guide the development of the National Nursing Workforce Strategy, so it meets the needs of:

  • the community
  • the profession
  • service delivery providers.


The SSC includes senior officers from all jurisdictions who:

  • have knowledge of nursing workforce issues
  • can share workforce information and data
  • have authority to make decisions about their jurisdiction’s requirements and commitments.

The SSC also includes several Specialists with expertise outside of nursing who can bring a different perspective to help to shape the strategy.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (CNMO) will co-chair the SSC.

Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan PSM (co-chair)Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
Ms Karrie Long (co-chair)Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Victoria
Adjunct Associate Professor Jennifer HurleyChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, South Australia
Ms Catherine McGroryChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (Acting), Australian Capital Territory
Adjunct Professor Shelley NowlanChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Queensland
Ms Mish HillChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Northern Territory
Dr Robina RedknapChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Western Australia
Ms Jacqui CrossChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, New South Wales
Associate Professor Francine DouceChief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Tasmania
Professor Johanna WestbrookWorkforce Researcher
Professor James BuchanWorkforce Strategist
Professor Anthony ScottHealth Economist
Ms Miriam SpanoSystems Thinker


Meetings will be held approximately 6-8 times per year and communiques will be published here after each meeting.


Related committees or groups

The Strategy Advisory Group (SAG) is a time-limited stakeholder group advising on the development of the Strategy.

The SAG reports to the SSC which in turn reports to the Health Workforce Taskforce (HWT).


Nursing taskforce secretariat

Contact the secretariat for information about the National Nursing Workforce Strategy.
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