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Private midwife, public hospital

In a first for Australian health, private-practice midwives are being given access to the birthing and postnatal services of hospitals. Nurses and midwives now have the opportunity to work in self-employed mode within the health service. “It opens up a ...

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Homebirth in too-hard basket

Government inaction and insurance are two roadblocks in the way of private practice midwives, writes Joy Johnston. On May 10 an Australian Greens senator, Lee Rhiannon, drew attention to serious obstructions to maternity reform when announcing the passage in the ...

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