Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Rally for birth choices for Australian women

Its raining! It didn't damper my passion for birth choices.

We wasted time in getting umbrellas so didn't get to the pre rally ceremony in time. We were fortunate to get a park close to the rally.

'Mother of all Rallies' Parliament House, Canberra

September 7 2009

START 11.30am Sharp

11.30 MC Tracy Bartram: Welcome/Intro (5 Mins)

11.35 Justine Caines, Secretary Homebirth Australia

Consumer Perspective

11.40 Liz Wilkes President - Australian Private

Midwives Association

11.45 Peter Dutton, Shadow Health Minister (TBC)

Ian McFarlane - Member for Groom - Conf

Andrew Laming Member for Bowman - Conf

Sophie Mirabella, Member for Indi (TBC)

12.05 Pat Brodie - Australian College of Midwives President

12.10 Senator Rachel Siewert - Australian Greens (Conf)

12.15 Senator Gary Humphries - Liberal Party (Conf)

12.20 Lindy Lyons Indigenous woman with Midwife Anne Smith

12.25 Dr Sarah Buckley - GP, author and homebirth consumer

12.30 Jo Hunter HBA Convenor, Midwifery Student

12.35 Lisa Metcalfe, President Maternity Coalition (Consumer


12.40 Robyn Thompson, Senior Homebirth Midwife

12.45 Tracy Bartram - wrap up


12.50 Amber Moore - Song to Nicola Roxon

Zushi/ dance piece

Maryen Cairns - The Homebirth Song

Sam Fletcher singing

1.30 Justine Caines/Jo Hunter Draw raffle and close __________________

I am sure it differed from what this list says though I didn't hear too much of what was said. What's important to note is that its my choice not the government's or the dr's or my husband's.

Maree Wilson

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