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Amanda was a key driver in securing the establishment of the Birth Trauma Inquiry, which will examine the experience and prevalence of birth trauma across the state particularly instances of inappropriate, disrespectful or abusive treatment before, during and after birth. 

The committee, comprised of 8 members including Amanda, will consider the causes of birth trauma, and its physical, emotional, psychological and economic impacts. It will also investigate exacerbating factors in delivering and accessing maternity care that impact on birth trauma, particularly amongst people in regional, rural and remote New South Wales, First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, and young parents.

Have your voice heard:

The committee is keen to hear from stakeholders and members of the community. Submissions can be lodged online until Friday 11 August 2023.

To lodge a submission, visit this link.


How do I make a submission, and what do I include? 

The NSW Upper House Committees team has made a fact sheet, which you can check out here at this link.


If you feel distressed as a result of the inquiry's sensitive content and themes please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7) or text 0477 13 11 14.

Lifeline is a free 24/7 telephone crisis support service.



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