The Bush, Birthing and the Baby Bonus

Margaret Alston, Jennie Dietsch, Carmel Davies, Pamela Shackleton, Margaret McLeod

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Australian women living in rural and remote areas face significant barriers when accessing birthing facilities and attending to the associated financial and emotional costs. Yet their experiences and circumstances are largely invisible in policy and health service supports and infrastructure. This is in part because of a failure to prioritise issues directly impacting women and a neglect of gender mainstreaming in policy development. In this paper we wish to focus on the financial impacts for women giving birth in rural and remote areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalJust Policy: a journal of Australian social policy
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


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