Private midwifery and homebirth is under threat in Australia. The Rudd Government's promise to improve maternity services in Australia began with the Maternity Services Review which showed so much promise - but has resulted in the erosion of woman's choices by excluding homebirth. A massive campaign has ensued. I recommend you start with the article "The Campaign So Far" - this summaries the events up-to-date. If you are interested in helping or knowing more, please email me and I can add you to the email list for campaign updates.