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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

28/08/2023

National Forum to drive solutions to rural maternity crisis

A national forum at Parliament House will bring together experts in rural maternity care to drive solutions to improve and sustain access to safe and quality maternity care.

National Forum to drive solutions to rural maternity crisis

23/08/2023

$16M State Government Commitment follows Midwifery Rally

The QNMU and ACM have welcomed the Queensland government’s initial commitment of $16 million for regional, remote and rural MGPs and a Chief Midwife.

$16M State Government Commitment follows Midwifery Rally

21/08/2023

QLD Midwives March on Parliament Today

In an unprecedented action, Queensland midwives will today rally outside Parliament House.

QLD Midwives March on Parliament Today

28/07/2023

ACM Welcomes Extension to Professional Indemnity Insurance Exemption

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) welcomes the decision by the Albanese Government to extend the professional indemnity insurance exemption for midwives who provide homebirth services, until 30 June 2025.

ACM Welcomes Extension to Professional Indemnity Insurance Exemption

19/07/2023

QLD Midwives Call for State Government Midwifery Funding

Queensland midwives are calling for urgent detail regarding how $42 million in state budget maternity funding will be allocated.

QLD Midwives Call for State Government Midwifery Funding

19/07/2023

Question mark over QLD Gov maternity care initiatives

The QLD Minister for Health announced five key initiatives to improve maternity care provision in Queensland as part of a $42 million pledge by the QLD Government. However, these initiatives fail to address midwife-led services.

Question mark over QLD Gov maternity care initiatives

14/07/2023

ACM welcomes improved access to medical abortion

ACM welcomes improved access to reproductive choice with reduced restrictions for medical abortion announced.

ACM welcomes improved access to medical abortion