Participating Midwife Reference Group of the Medicare Schedule Benefits Review Taskforce

Information about the Participating Midwife Reference Group – MBS item range, membership and meetings dates

Page last updated: 05 July 2018

MBS item range

Midwifery Services
  • Group M13 – Midwifery Service
    82100 - 82152 (12 items)


  • Ms Donna Garland - Operations Director, Division of Women’s & Newborn Health at Westmead Hospital
  • Prof. Jonathon Morris - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director, Kolling Institute of Medical Research Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
  • Ms Elizabeth Wilkes - Managing Director My Midwives
  • Ms Marijke Eastaugh - Registered Midwife, Endorsed Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Prof Sue Kildea - Professor of Midwifery, Director of the Midwifery Research Unit, Mater Research Institute University of Queensland,UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Mothers, Babies and Women’s Services, Mater Health Service
  • Ms Julianne Badenoch - Registered Nurse and Midwife
  • Dr Gwendoline Burton - Chair, RACGP Antenatal and post natal care network
  • Dr Bev Rowbotham - Member, MBS Review Taskforce
  • Ms Alecia Staines - Director, Maternity Consumer Network
  • Ms Penelope Lello - Director, Deepening Change, Board, Co-Chair, Executive Committee Member and Representative for MACASA, ROSA - South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Department for Health and Ageing South Australia and the Women's and Children's Hospital Network
  • Dr Ewen McPhee - General Practitioner and President of Rural Doctors Association of Australia
  • Adj. Prof. Debra Thoms - Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Department of Health

Meeting dates

  • 7 June 2018
  • 26 June 2018
  • 18 July 2018
  • 10 August 2018