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17/05/2024

Barrier for midwives working to full scope removed

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) welcomes the passing of the Removal of Collaborative arrangements Bill the unpopular “collaborative arrangement” requirements for midwives and nurse practitioners.

Barrier for midwives working to full scope removed

14/05/2024

Women the Winners on Budget Night

ACM welcomes the Albanese Government’s investment in the midwifery workforce and prioritisation of women’s health and choice of care.

Women the Winners on Budget Night

8/05/2024

Gaza Ceasefire needed to protect women and babies

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) supports the International Confederation of Midwives’ call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza in view of the humanitarian crisis.

Gaza Ceasefire needed to protect women and babies

6/05/2024

Prac Payments for Midwifery Students

ACM welcomes today’s announcement by the Albanese Government of Budget funding to alleviate placement poverty by providing prac payments to midwifery students undertaking mandatory workplace placements required for their university degrees.

Prac Payments for Midwifery Students

3/05/2024

International Day of the Midwife 2024

Midwives recognised for the important work they do for Australian communities.

International Day of the Midwife 2024

3/05/2024

Nursing and Midwifery Peaks Statement SoP Review

The Australian College of Midwives welcome the release of the Scope of Practice Review Issues Paper Two. The paper provides a considered, evidence-based approach that recognises 4 challenges to the delivery of primary health care (PHC) in Australia.

Nursing and Midwifery Peaks Statement SoP Review

20/03/2024

Barriers to midwifery care set to be removed

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) welcomes the introduction of legislation to repeal the unpopular “collaborative arrangement” requirements for midwives and nurse practitioners.

Barriers to midwifery care set to be removed

20/02/2024

Placement Poverty

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) calls on the federal government to provide funding for paid clinical placements for midwifery students as outlined in its pre budget submission.

Placement Poverty

12/02/2024

If we get the best start to life right

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is calling on the Government to focus on prioritizing the midwifery workforce and the first 2000 days in the upcoming Federal Budget as a mechanism for improving long term health outcomes like chronic disease.

If we get the best start to life right

8/02/2024

ACM's Pre Budget Submission 2024

Removing Barriers to Primary Maternity Care and Maximising Health Outcomes for Women, Babies and Families.

ACM's Pre Budget Submission 2024

6/12/2023

Maternal Child and Family Health Midwives

ACM is pleased by today’s report from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

Maternal Child and Family Health Midwives

30/11/2023

Babies Count

ACM is delighted by today’s news that the Queensland Government has committed to legislating minimum midwife ratios and that babies have finally been included in this count.

Babies Count

23/11/2023

Publicly Funded Homebirth Announced for Qld

ACM is delighted by the announcement today from the Queensland Minister for Health, the Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, that the Government is investing in midwifery-led publicly funded homebirth. This is a win for Queensland families.

Publicly Funded Homebirth Announced for Qld

17/11/2023

Past due date: insurance solution wait continues

Access to the safe maternity care of a woman’s choice is a basic right that should be universally available to all women in Australia.

Past due date: insurance solution wait continues

25/10/2023

Midwifery Insurance Gap Identified for Intrapartum Care Outside of the Hospital

It has been identified that the insurance policy for midwives has an exclusion which affects provision of maternity care.

Midwifery Insurance Gap Identified for Intrapartum Care Outside of the Hospital

25/10/2023

Midwifery Insurance Gap Identified for Intrapartum Care Outside of the Hospital

It has been identified that the insurance policy for midwives has an exclusion which affects provision of maternity care.

Midwifery Insurance Gap Identified for Intrapartum Care Outside of the Hospital

14/09/2023

Congratulations to ACM’s 2023 Midwifery Award Winners!

The ACM Midwifery Awards are an annual showcase of exemplary midwives. This year ACM awarded a Midwife of the Year, Student Midwife of the Year and Maternity Service of the Year who all demonstrated exceptional midwifery care.

Congratulations to ACM’s 2023 Midwifery Award Winners!

4/09/2023

Understanding Birth Trauma in NSW

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) welcomes the NSW Senate Select Commitee inquiry into Birth Trauma, bringing this important topic to the forefront.

Understanding Birth Trauma in NSW

1/09/2023

Unleashing the midwifery workforce: midwives working to full scope of practice in primary maternity

Midwives working to their full scope of practice would significantly improve equity of access to safe maternity care, close to home for women in Australia.

Unleashing the midwifery workforce: midwives working to full scope of practice in primary maternity

31/08/2023

National Forum delivers key solutions for rural birthing challenges

A major national forum on rural maternity services has delivered suggested high priority actions and solutions for governments and health services to vastly improve access to local maternity care for rural women and their babies.

National Forum delivers key solutions for rural birthing challenges