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Update on this, the government just said the forms will be replaced with ones that say mother.

https://twitter.com/billshortenmp/status/1549876337547964417

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.

2/3 When I was informed of this situation yesterday, I instructed the responsible officials they should cease using the previous government’s forms.

3/3 They will be replaced with new forms that use the word mother, not birthing parent, which is consistent with other Medicare forms.

oh wow. Thanks for posting that update. Love how he made it clear it was launched under the Coalition Government and how quickly he had it scrapped lol- women have definitely shifted the Overton window on this issue in favour of women. I think politicians have realised it's no longer politically expedient to dismantle women's rights. and this coming from Labor wow... hope on the horizon?