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17/01/2023

The Australian College of Midwives Student Membership Fees Waived

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) has waived Student Membership fees for an initial two year period from 1st January 2023.

The Australian College of Midwives Student Membership Fees Waived

20/12/2022

The Australian College of Midwives appoints Chief Midwife

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) announces Alison Weatherstone as the successful Chief Midwife candidate.

The Australian College of Midwives appoints Chief Midwife

8/12/2022

RANZCOG and ACM statement on birth partners

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) acknowledge the important role a support person can play for a woman* giving birth.

RANZCOG and ACM statement on birth partners

22/11/2022

WA Midwifery Workforce Shortage Unworkable

The Australian College of Midwives calls for solutions to the significant midwifery workforce shortage in Western Australia.

WA Midwifery Workforce Shortage Unworkable

8/11/2022

NSW Midwifery Workforce Overworked and Undervalued

ACM joins with midwives in NSW, calling for safety and quality to be adequately addressed.

NSW Midwifery Workforce Overworked and Undervalued

25/10/2022

ACM 2022-23 Federal Budget Update - Midwifery

The Australian Government 2022-23 Federal Budget was handed down on 25th October. The Australian College of Midwives provide a short overview of Budget measures which are relevant to the midwifery profession and for Health more broadly.

ACM 2022-23 Federal Budget Update - Midwifery

20/10/2022

ACT Quiz Night

The ACT Quiz Night raised $20 000 for West Timor in celebration of the life of Dr Peter Scott.

ACT Quiz Night

6/10/2022

2022 ACM National Conference

The ACM National Conference was held in Cairns from 13-15 September.

2022 ACM National Conference

1/10/2022

2022 Award Winners

The 2022 ACM Midwifery Award winners were announced at the National Conference Gala Dinner.

2022 Award Winners

26/09/2022

ACM and RANZCOG – Joint statement on DBSH

The Australian College of Midwives and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) have issued a joint statement with regards to discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment and harassment (DBSH)

ACM and RANZCOG – Joint statement on DBSH

31/08/2022

ACM WELCOMES VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT’S MIDWIFERY SUPPORT PACKAGE

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) joins the worldwide condemnation of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and offers our heartfelt support to midwives supporting women and families through horrific circumstances.

ACM WELCOMES VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT’S MIDWIFERY SUPPORT PACKAGE

2/05/2022

CEO Announcement Helen White

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is delighted to welcome new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Helen White.

CEO Announcement Helen White

6/04/2022

Ukrainian Council of Nurses and Midwives

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) joins the worldwide condemnation of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and offers our heartfelt support to midwives supporting women and families through horrific circumstances.

Ukrainian Council of Nurses and Midwives

24/01/2022

Labouring alone: birth companions denied access outside of ‘active labour’ regardless of COVID-19 st

ACM advocates for women to have their companion of choice present through pregnancy, labour and birth.

Labouring alone: birth companions denied access outside of ‘active labour’ regardless of COVID-19 st

13/01/2022

Get vaccinated or boosted now

RANZCOG and ACM urge pregnant women to ensure their COVID-19 vaccination is up to date.

Get vaccinated or boosted now

7/09/2021

Recommendations for New Mothers with COVID-19

Early skin to skin contact, delayed cord clamping, rooming in with well, healthy term babies and breastfeeding are still recommended for new mothers with COVID-19 infection.

Recommendations for New Mothers with COVID-19

9/07/2021

Insurance Exemption for Homebirth Extended to 2023

ACM supports the Commonwealth’s decision to extend the current insurance exemption for privately practising midwives offering homebirth care for an additional two years to 2023.

Insurance Exemption for Homebirth Extended to 2023

2/07/2021

Labour Paying Off: The Birth of Midwifery Research Codes

ACM is delighted with the recent change to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Labour Paying Off: The Birth of Midwifery Research Codes

5/05/2021

International Day of the Midwife

May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. ACM celebrates midwives for all they do each and everyday.

International Day of the Midwife

9/03/2021

CEO Resignation

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) announces the resignation of the CEO, Mr Luke Williamson.

CEO Resignation