Take Action during the Federal Election to protect women’s birth choices.
Tell your Federal election candidates that you want them to remove the doctor’s veto over women’s access to Medicare for midwives. Ask them if they will commit to doing this if elected.
Tell your candidates that you want them to protect women’s rights to [...]
Posted by Michelle Meares on August 6th, 2010 in Blog
On International Midwives Day Greens MP and health spokesperson Lee Rhiannon has called on Premier Kristina Keneally to ensure that a significant amount of the Rudd health money earmarked for NSW is used to boost the numbers of midwives.
“Ms Keneally should be a strong backer of maternity reform as increasing the number of midwives and [...]
Posted by Michelle Meares on May 5th, 2010 in Blog
By Lilea Propadalo (Edited version published in the Newcastle Herald)
Who would have thought that after all these decades that women would be fighting for essential rights again? I certainly didn’t. We have had a government that has promoted Midwifery care for women and Paid Maternity Leave….it seemed so promising.
Unfortunately, it was all a farce. [...]
Posted by Michelle Meares on March 5th, 2010 in Blog