Tuesday, December 1, 2009

YOUR submissions are needed AGAIN!

To all the readers of this blog, no matter what your interest, please write to the Australian Senate (upper house of Parliament) and tell them why midwives must be free to practise MIDWIFERY, and women must be free to give birth under normal physiological conditions with a midwife in attendance.

The amendments to the legislation before the Senate will effectively prevent midwives from practising on our own authority, as it will mandate that a midwife has a collaborative arrangement with a doctor in order to practise privately.

Midwifery is a profession in its own right. Doctors do not practise midwifery, do not have any duty of care to promote and protect normal physiological processes in birth. That's what will be lost if this legislation passes.

We must all send submissions to the new senate inquiry.

For details click here.

Read through the instructions, and systematically comment on any discussion point that you consider important.

If you prepared submissions or calling cards previously you can rework these and email them to the senate committee before the cut off date 11 Dec.

Write to the Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

Please everyone, give this priority. Your letter is important. Ask your friends and family to make submissions too.

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