Thursday, December 17, 2009
A quiet backflip
A letter from the Health Minister, received only yesterday, has been posted on the Senate Community Affairs Committee site. Click on the image to enlarge it, or go to the committee site.
While many readers will be pleased to read this message from Nicola Roxon, that " ... I am persuaded that it is not necessary or desirable to proceed with the collaboration amendments.", there are many questions that remain unanswered in this botched attempt at maternity reform.
"However, after further consideration of the issues raised by stakeholders in relation to access to professional indemnity insurance and subsequent registration under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, I am persuaded that it is not necessary or desirable to proceed with the collaboration amendments to the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Bill 2009."
Posted by Joy Johnston at 3:08 PM