Victorian nurses and midwives on Facebook have taken to using code names to discuss protests after the Baillieu government demanded that all comments on the Australian Nursing Federation's (ANF) Facebook page that "organise, advise or assist" industrial action must be deleted.

A letter written by lawyers acting on behalf of the Baillieu government and sent to ANF lawyers states: "We also require that you confirm in writing that, once deletions have been effected, the ANF continue to maintain its social media websites to ensure that comments of a similar nature are immediately deleted."