Australia’s peak health body and senior obstetricians are urging Victorian politicians to vote down a new abortion bill, saying it criminalises a medical procedure and jeopardises good medical practice.
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Women are giving birth in unsafe rooms and at least one infant has been resuscitated in a corridor at the Mercy Hospital in Werribee due to a lack of resources to meet demand, nurses say.
Tony Abbott was right: Australia needs to catch up on paid parental leave. The former PM’s proposed scheme deserved more support.
Statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare state that one in five new mothers are diagnosed with depression. For more than half of these women their depression started during their pregnancy.