There are many documented reports from the 1980s through to today, across state, territory and Commonwealth governments, calling for the return of birthing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
At the same time there are reports that show our maternity services are not equitable across Australia and that increasing numbers of babies are being born before arriving to hospital.
Birthing on Country re-enactment.
Caring 4 Mum on Country project.
Photograph: Pat Josse