Midwife reforms face defeat

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Health minister Nicola Roxon has hinted that her landmark reforms to extend the roles of ... midwives may be defeated ...

... she called on the opposition not to vote against the legislation ... She said opposition health spokesman Peter Dutton appeared to be against the legislation, which will see ... midwives given access to MBS and PBS ...

... Ms Roxon accused the opposition of siding with the medical profession ... reforms had widespread community support.

“I expect the Opposition to stop pandering to special interest groups, vote for this important legislation and demonstrate they are prepared to back our moves to implement long overdue reforms that support the growing role of ... midwives ... "

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448