Minister Removes Term ‘Birthing Parent’ From Australian Medicare Forms

Australia’s minister for government services has stepped in and ordered the removal of the term “birthing parent” from Medicare documents.
Bill Shorten, the minister for government services, said the forms were used in a pilot program rolled out across three hospitals under the previous government.
“When I was informed of this situation yesterday, I instructed the responsible officials they should cease using the previous government’s forms,” he wrote on Twitter.
“They will be replaced with new forms that use the word mother, not birthing parent, which is consistent with other Medicare forms.” 1/3 Just regarding the story in the Daily Tele about a form that was part of a pilot program launched in 3 hospitals under the previous Coalition Government…. Source

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