On 4 December 2018, the Australian Federal Government announced that they will be committing $7m to stillbirth. You can read the full media release using this link.
Stillbirth rates have not changed in over two decades but today, with this financial commitment there is a new sense of hope on the horizon for bereaved and expectant families alike.
“In the 25 years since my daughter Emma’s stillbirth the stillbirth rates in Australia have barely changed but tonight the Australian government have finally made commitments to strategies that will certainly save babies lives, congratulations to all involved” – Emma’s mother, Associate Professor Jane Warland (Still Aware board member)
Thank you to the Greg Hunt MP Nicolle Flint Member for Boothby Senator Jim Molan and Liberal Party of Australia with much needed funding for stillbirth awareness, education, research and support we can journey to end preventable stillbirth in Australia.
We look forward to seeing change!