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July 5th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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I only googled a couple short articles, but this is my understanding.

It appears to be any private practice midwife, and from what I can tell, only private practice midwives do homebirths there. Basically, after an 11 million dollar payout in an obstretic lawsuit, the australian insurance companies decided that 200 midwives paying $800 a year didn't give them enough money to pay out that kind of decision should a lawsuit happen, so they just stopped offering them indemnity insurance.

The new law says they can't practice without indemnity insurance.

What makes me so angry about this is that a freaking OB was sued, and it's the midwives they punish?!?! Not only that, but indemnity insurance for OBs is subsidized by the government, but not for midwives! Grr!
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