On 27 March 2018 the Senate established the Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education to inquire and report on the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia.
The closing date for submissions is 29 June 2018.
The committee is to report on or before the second sitting Thursday of 2019.
The processing and publishing of submissions is not an automated process and may take some time (ranging from days to weeks). Once the committee has made decisions about accepting and publishing your submission, you will receive a formal acknowledgement advising you of the committee’s decisions.
The committee thanks you for your patience and assistance in this matter.
The committee will consider individual cases and personal experiences where these address and are directly relevant to the terms of reference. The committee does not intend to accept personal records, such as medical records, coroners' reports and/or death certificates.
The committee is not in a position to consider or examine personal disputes, and may choose not to accept or publish material that reflects adversely on another party.
Please note that all documents sent to the inquiry become committee documents on receipt, and are only made public following a decision of the committee. The committee may decide not to accept or not to publish material that is, in the committee's opinion, not relevant to the terms of reference or which reflects adversely on others.
If you or anyone you know needs help, you can contact one of the services below:
Lifeline on 13 11 14
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
BeyondBlue on 1300 22 46 36
SANDS (miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support) on 1300 072 637
Stillbirth Foundation (research and education to prevent stillbirth) on 02 9557 9070
Red Nose on 1300 308 307
Emergency services on 000 (triple zero) if you are in immediate danger