I became quite angry when Roxon urged Michelle McRitchie to "put yourself in the position of the government". Sorry, Nicola, isn't it the government's job to put itself in the position of the constituents and ensure our rights?! I found her to be quite insensitive at that moment, after McRitchie had explained to the health minister just how prohibitive these reforms will be for her personally.
The Minister for Women is going to appear on the Australian Broadcasting Company's program "Q and A" tomorrow night./ Please take the time to write a question on the show's website about the future of homebirth and independent midwifery. Click here: