Petition to Allow Private Midwives to be Eligible for Professional Indemnity Insurance or to Be Exempt from Being Required to Enroll in PI

3,609 Signatures Goal: 3,000

Private Midwives cannot get professional indemnity (PI) insurance to cover them attending homebirths. PI insurance is a registration requirement. The Australian Government currently has an exception in place that permits midwives to attend homebirths. This exemption expires on the 31st December 2016. Without PI insurance or an exemption, midwives will not be able to attend homebirths. No solution to this major issue has been announced. We need to campaign now, please sign the petition below to show your support for independent midwives.

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April 1
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
April 1
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  • Miriam Wilkinson
    Miriam Wilkinson Australia, Goulburn
    Nov 02, 2016
    Nov 02, 2016
    The service these wonderful midwives provide is precious and irreplaceable - of COURSE they should be able to protect their livelihoods with PI insurance - just like any private health professional!
  • Michelle Dryburgh
    Michelle Dryburgh Australia, Burpengary
    Oct 18, 2016
    Oct 18, 2016
    The statistics prove home births and low assistance births have better outcomes for mother and child than hospital births with interference and interruptions. Give women the power to deliver a child in the comfort and safety of their home under the protective and empowering watch of registered midwives.
  • Georgia
    Georgia United States, Houston
    Sep 07, 2016
    Sep 07, 2016
    Let people help people...
  • Eloise
    Eloise Australia
    Jul 27, 2016
    Jul 27, 2016
    BIRTH FREEDOM!
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    Jenneth Graham Australia
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    Cass Australia
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    Miriam Wilkinson Australia
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    Radka Passianova Australia
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    Michelle Dryburgh Australia
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    Liz Australia
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    Eloise Australia
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    Leanne Australia
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    Nicole Raward Australia
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    Sarah Australia
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