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    Exclamation Support a womans right to choose where she births and who attends!

    Maternity Coalition's "Every Woman, Every Choice" National Day of Action


    Maternity Coalition’s vision is for all Australian women to choose who, where and how they birth. We are about increasing women’s choices so they can make informed decisions about the type of care that is right for them and their family. We are facing the prospect of having homebirth with a midwife, an evidence-based model of care, being removed.


    You are an important part of the solution.

    The time for action is NOW. It is up to every single one of us to make a difference. Here is what YOU can do:

    ****Come to one of MC’s National Day of Action events! It will be a celebration of the gains we’ve won but also a chance to send a loud message about how much we want Every Woman to have Every Choice. ****



    Saturday, July 4th

    10 a.m. Kurrawa Park

    Broadbeach, Gold Coast



    Meet near the playground just north of the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club. There is parking in the Oasis Shopping Centre (free for the first 3hrs).


    Bring a plate of morning tea. If you have any inspirational images or anything that celebrates your positive experience that you'd like to share, bring it along!

    Contacts Janice : janiceingerman@hotmail.com or

    Renee mrsreneewebb@hotmail.com



    Please pass this along to others that would like to help make a diffence.
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    Default Brisbane Event - Saturday 4th July

    I just received these details of the event in Brisbane tomorrow...


    Maternity Coalition’s
    National Day of Action

    Every Woman, Every Choice

    10am to 12 noon, Saturday 4 July, 2009

    Bardon Hall, 247 Simpson’s Road, Bardon
    Join Brisbane families, midwives and birth groups and be a part of a series of national events happening across Australia on Saturday 4th July.
    > Morning tea - bring a plate of food to share
    > Speakers
    > Stalls
    > Displays of campaign memorabilia
    > A 10 metre timeline and slideshow showing a history of birth reform in Queensland
    We’ll be celebrating the gains we’ve won and sending a loud message about how much we want 'Every Woman to have Every Choice'. Find out more about the current issues and what you can do to help bring about change.
    > Please arrive promptly at 10am, as we have to leave the hall by midday
    > Media are being invited. Please bring placards eg.* Midwives for Me; * How about Homebirth?;
    * Every woman, Every Choice; * We’ve only just begun, there’s more reform to come!;
    * My birth, my body, my choice; * Homebirth’s a choice not a crime
    > Bring posters or memorabilia
    > Bring photos to add to our timeline display eg. a photo of the birth of your child/children
    > Bring along your midwife, friends or relatives. Pass along this invitation
    For more information go to the Maternity Coalition’s website: www.maternitycoalition.org.au

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    come on everyone! we need YOU to help us!!!

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    Does anyone know if there is one happening in Victoria?

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    National Day of Action

    Saturday, 4 July 2009

    Saturday 4 July will the mark our first National Day of Action for birth reform. It is a day to celebrate progress, and to acknowledge the positive changes Nicola Roxon has announced, but also an opportunity to let the Government know that we will not stop until every woman in Australia is empowered to make informed birthing choices.

    Here are the events planned so far – there are more to come! Check this page for further updates, or go to Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=90218304333

    • Byron Bay – 11am, meet in car park off Lawson St (behind the Hogs Breath Cafe). We will walk down Jonson Street with The Amazing Mullumboombas to Railway Park for performances by local musicians, face painting, sausage sizzle and stall. Contact: Vicki McAlistair maternityactiongroup@gmail.com

      Brisbane - 10am-midday, Bardon Hall, 247 Simpsons Rd, Bardon. Bring a plate for morning tea. If you have any inspirational images or anything that celebrates your positive experience that you'd like to share, bring along. Contact: Sara Nest saranest@maternitycoalition.org.au

      Goodwood - Homebirth SA are hosting a Morning Tea for Birth Reform, 10am til 12pm, Friday 3 July, Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa Street Goodwood. All are welcome to attend this child-friendly morning. Please bring $2.50 per adult to cover hall hire costs & a plate of morning tea if time and funds permit.

    Wagga Wagga – 2-4 pm, North Wagga Community Hall, Hamden Ave, North Wagga. Contact: Bernadette Anderson sbo@aapt.net.au


    Stanthorpe - 9am -1pm. The Piazza, in the main street of Stanthorpe town. Petition for people to sign. Contact: Alison Gaffney mungomagic@dodo.com.au

    Ipswich – 9.45am for a 10am photoshoot at the Rotunda in Queens Park, Ipswich. We will string a line of nappies with our messages and photos on between trees on on the Rotunda. We need lots of local midwives, mums and babies to come along with placards and nappies. Morning tea in the park afterwards.. Contact: Cas McCullough cas@casmccullough.com

    Mackay – 11am, Jubilee Park, Mackay. Contact: Diane Longworth dlworth1@bigpond.com

    Illawarra - 10.30am. Botanic Gardens Wollongong, next to the Play Ground - parking off Murphys Avenue. Please bring morning tea. Contact: rsvp@birthchoices.info or 0424 051 246

    Darwin - 'Ride for Reform'. Bike ride to support the National Day of Action and highlight the local and national issues affecting pregnant and birthing women throughout the Territory. Start Palmerston 7am, finish with morning tea at the Esplanade (opposite Novotel Darwin) at 10am. Please bring a plate to share. Details of the planned route available at www.darwinhomebirthgroup.org.au <http://www.darwinhomebirthgroup.org.au/> by Tuesday 30 June or email Kylie shefs@aapt.net.au

    Gold Coast - 10 a.m. Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach. Meet near the playground just north of the Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club. There is parking in the Oasis Shopping Centre (free for the first 3hrs). Bring a plate of morning tea. If you have any inspirational images or anything that celebrates your positive experience that you'd like to share, bring it along! Contact: Janice janiceingerman@hotmail.com or Renee mrsreneewebb@hotmail.com Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...6099763&ref=mf

    Toowoomba - **Note - Toowoomba's event is on THURSDAY 2ND JULY,10am, Rosebank Cottage, Newtown Park. A sharing circle will be facilitated to discuss what women’s perception of the MBS and PBS and also lack of indemnity for homebirth midwives. Contact: Jessica Krop jess@withindoula.com.au

    Geelong - 10am -12noon, gathering in Johnstons Park, Geelong (wet weather venue is Courthouse Youth Arts Centre - Magistrates theatre, a short walk away on the corner of Little Malop and Gheringhap Street). Family friendly picnic. Contact: Melissa McFarlane 0423 155 460 or geelong@maternitycoalition.org.au

    Central Coast – 10am -12pm. Morning tea in the park. The Liberty Playground, Saltwater Creek Reserve, The Central Coast Highway, Long Jetty. Please bring a plate to share for morning tea. Consider wearing Maternity Coalition colours (purple & green). Contact: Anne Maggs 02 4334 5154 annielaurie1975@yahoo.com.au

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    Thanks for that...It sucks I wont have a car tomorrow to get to Geelong. Fingers crossed we definitely make it to the rally in sept.

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    I will be attending the Geelong one.


 

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