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Childbirth and the Law Forum

Who decides how and where a baby is born? Who bears the risks of childbirth? What role do midwives and doctors have in protecting the unborn baby? What legal rights do women have to choose how they give birth? How can we create the best maternity care system possible for Australian women and babies across all settings - hospital, birth centre and home? Keynote speakers Dr John Seymour - Adjunct Professor of Law, ANU and UK human rights lawyer Elizabeth Prochaska from Matrix Chambers, London.


12 October 2012 from 2pm-7pm.


$130 adults, $80 students. Tickets now on sale. Limited seating.
Purchase tickets from www.childbirthandthelaw.org


Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, NSW.
Visit the website for more and to purchase tickets.
Webcast option available


Come and hear our keynote speakers discuss the legal issues facing childbirth today in Australia. There will be two panel discussions following the keynote speakers with lawyers, midwives, ethicists, obstetricians and women.

Panel 1 – Regulation and Rights – Protection of the public and protecting women’s rights - A discussion about the role of regulation in supporting and restricting women’s choices and the role of regulation in protecting the public and the unborn baby.

Panel 2 – Birth with Risk Factors – Coercion and Choices

Event hosted by the Australian College of Midwives, Maternity Coalition and Homebirth Australia.

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