'We could have saved them': Australia's stillbirth rate unchanged for 20 years

Landmark report finds stillbirth affects 2,000 families a year, and the rate is twice as high for Indigenous mothers

A landmark report into stillbirth in Australia has found that, unlike comparable countries around the world, Australia’s stillbirth rate has not changed in more than 20 years, and the rate among Aboriginal mothers is twice as high.

There were emotional scenes in parliament on Tuesday night as Labor senator Malarndirri McCarthy tabled the report in a wooden coolamon, traditionally used in Indigenous families for carrying babies.

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Source: theguardian
'We could have saved them': Australia's stillbirth rate unchanged for 20 years