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: 11 April 2019

MBS item range

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


  • Ms Donna Garland (Chair) - Operations Director, Division of Women’s & Newborn Health at Westmead Hospital
  • Prof. Jonathon Morris - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 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, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Antenatal and Postnatal Care Network
  • Dr Bev Rowbotham - MBS Review Taskforce Ex-Officio and Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Queensland
  • Ms Alecia Staines - Consumer representative, Director, Maternity Consumer Network
  • Ms Penelope Lello - Consumer representative, 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 Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee Ex-officio, 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