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Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Page: 1869

Debate resumed from 9 September 2009, on motion by Senator Ludwig:

That these bills be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Siewert moved by way of amendment:

At the end of the motion, add: “and the Senate calls on the Government:

(a)   to ensure that midwives have access to a contract of insurance that provides midwife professional indemnity cover for a person irrespective of the location or venue of the births that they attend; and

(b)   to undertake a thorough review, 12 months after the regulations under this legislation commence, to ensure that the collaborative arrangements as stipulated in the regulations are effective and have in no way obstructed independent midwifery practice”.