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Petition to Catherine King, Greg Hunt MP, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull MP

Tell the government to fund the care that Midwives give newborns. Qualify Our Babies!

As it stands today babies born in hospital in Australia are admitted as patients but the hospital does not receive any funding for their care.  This is based on the premise that they will be cared for by their mother.  Many babies born in tertiary/high risk hospitals though, will need specialised observations, investigations and treatment that can only be provided by Registered Midwives or Registered Nurses.  Blood glucose monitoring for babies of mothers with diabetes, IV antibiotics, neonatal medications, blood tests, phototherapy for jaundice, specialised observations for sepsis risk/meconium aspiration/drug withdrawal are all common in high risk hospital environments.  And becoming more and more so.  These tasks have been added to the workloads of Midwives over the years, and with the growing number of women with complicated pregnancies the workloads are becoming increasingly unmanageable.  Midwives are are expected to care for the same number of women as always, but the babies don’t count in their patient load. This needs to change now. These babies need to be recognised as patients in their own right and funded as such.   Midwives need time to provide these additional cares to the babies without compromising their ability to provide care for women’s physical, psychological and emotional health as they adjust to motherhood and recover from the birth of their baby.  We need to provide important breastfeeding support, newborn care education, safety education, discharge planning etc. We want the government to change the way babies are classified in tertiary hospitals when they are born to mothers with high risk pregnancy complications. My letter to the health ministers explains in more detail what and why we need change to happen now.  I am hoping for a response to that and to this petition ASAP. Maybe by the time International day of the Midwife arrives in May we can get this through. We need parents and parents-to-be to partner with us. Please add your voice to our cause and sign the petition. The change has to come from the federal health department, which is why this petition is directed to the Minister and Shadow Minister for Health.    

Kelly-Anne Grace
19,336 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

URGENT: A Banking Royal Commission to stop Corruption in the CBA and FOS

The reason I have marked this petition as URGENT is because the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is trying to silence me. On 29 September 2017, under extreme duress, I am being forced to sign a Resolution Agreement of the CBA even though the CBA has acted unlawfully i.e. breached their legal lending obligations under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the Code of Banking Practice 2013. I have obtained legal advice to support this. If I do not sign this Resolution Agreement, the CBA will send in their Bailiff and this will place the lives of my family and my life in serious danger. Even if I sign this Resolution Agreement, our lives will still be in serious danger. Even though the Law is on my side, my complaint against the CBA was dismissed by Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) because FOS ignored the Written Evidence I provided. Obviously the CBA was unable to provide any evidence. I did not know that FOS would be allowed to get away with this until this happened to me. I then discovered that this corruption has been going on for many years and has destroyed the lives of countless Australians. Both the CBA and FOS know that a FOS determination cannot be challenged in the High Court and I am unable to take legal action against the CBA.  On 11 April 2017 I lodged a complaint directly with Ian Narev, CBA Chief Executive Officer and provided him with the Written Evidence to support that the CBA had acted unlawfully in my case. Ian Narev ignored me. He does not tell the truth in his media statements.  In the last 6 ½ years there have been 37 Senate Inquiries investigating banking fraud. Despite all the submissions lodged by Australians like myself about the CBA, FOS and Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), nothing has been done by the Australian government. My local Federal Member of Parliament ignored the Evidence I provided about the CBA and FOS and has done nothing to help me. I have also contacted the Prime Minister and have not received a response.  Because I decided to fight for justice and my FOS Complaint was unnecessarily delayed, I no longer have funds to relocate until I receive the income from the sale of my property, not that I should be forced to sell my property. I am a single 66 year old woman without human support of any kind because my family and close friends have passed away. My family comprises my horses, one of whom has recently gone blind in one eye, and my dog who is completely deaf. Unfortunately many Australians have become indifferent to the suffering of others so I cannot count on one person to help me. If the CBA sends in their Bailiff we will all be man-handled and dumped onto the side of the road with nowhere to go. Our lives will be placed in serious danger. The CBA and FOS do not care. I have read countless stories about the disgusting way the CBA Bailiffs treat women, children, the elderly and animals. It is evident that the CBA targets vulnerable Australians. This behaviour should not be tolerated in a democratic and decent society.  I do not have a Facebook account because I have been bullied in the past so I am extremely limited in promoting my petition. I need 5 signatures for my petition to even be viewed on the Change community. I need as many signatures as possible so that the Prime Minister will take notice.  The photo I have chosen for my petition was taken in 2009 and shows my dog named Hobson with me. Hobson was an extraordinary boy, incredibly courageous and loyal. Without Hobson by my side, I would not have survived the tragedies and the betrayals I have suffered since Hobson came to me as an 8 weeks old puppy in 2003. Sadly Hobson passed away from Hemangiosarcoma on 28 December 2015. Hobson is my inspiration to fight for justice to save our home and our lives. Hobson is greatly missed by me, his beloved companion Misty and my horses. We are a very close family and we need to stay together. Unconditional Love creates extraordinary connections between all beings.

Susan Dennis
22 supporters