Advocacy and engagement

mini传媒入口 advocates for women’s health professionals and the patients they care for by working with governing bodies to make meaningful policy change towards equitable access to women’s health services across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.


Advocacy 15 September 2023
mini传媒入口 & FARE webinar 鈥 The moments you spend with her matter: alcohol & pregnancy
mini传媒入口 and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)…
Advocacy 31 July 2023
Fostering Respect update
mini传媒入口 has provided an update on its work to foster…
Advocacy 31 July 2023
mini传媒入口 supports the Voice to Parliament
mini传媒入口 considers the vote on the Voice critical to the…
Advocacy 14 July 2023
Gendered Language Project Update
The Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group thanks all Members…
Advocacy 26 June 2023
Response to NZ Herald article – 26 June 2023
mini传媒入口 acknowledges the pain and distress suffered by many Aotearoa…
Advocacy 1 June 2023
Statement on access to contraception in Aotearoa New Zealand
mini传媒入口 has reiterated its support for access to contraception, in…
Advocacy 25 May 2023
mini传媒入口 welcomes Senate inquiry’s report into access to reproductive healthcare
mini传媒入口 welcomes the Senate’s Inquiry into universal access to reproductive…
Advocacy 8 May 2023
Australian rural women鈥檚 health roundtable
Women in rural and remote Australia face unique challenges when…
Advocacy 2 May 2023
GALLERY: Rural Women鈥檚 Health Roundtable
mini传媒入口 hosted an Australian Rural Women鈥檚 Health Roundtable on 2…
Advocacy 17 April 2023
mini传媒入口 calls for action to address elective surgery backlog
mini传媒入口 is calling for urgent reform to address the growing…
Advocacy 17 April 2023
mini传媒入口 rural women鈥檚 health roundtable
mini传媒入口 will host an Australian rural women鈥檚 health roundtable.
Advocacy 30 March 2023
Trainee leave entitlements
mini传媒入口 has written to governments advocating for improved trainee leave…
Advocacy 17 March 2023
Cultural diversity enriches us
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, we spoke to Fellow Dr…
Advocacy 17 March 2023
Shared celebration and awareness
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, we spoke to Keshala De…
Advocacy 15 March 2023
Diversity helps me learn from others
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week, we spoke to Gagan Cheema,…
Advocacy 28 February 2023
鈥楲et鈥檚 speak up and push for change鈥
Nisha Khot reflects on the fun that is Mardi Gras,…


In Australia, mini传媒入口 makes submissions throughout each year on a variety of women’s health policy issues, supporting over 7,500 members to provide equitable women’s health care.

How we advocate

As the peak body for women’s health in Australia, mini传媒入口 advocates on behalf of our membership, to improve equitable access to health care, develop tailored strategic policy frameworks and timely outcomes to pressing issues facing women, their families, as well as our members.

mini传媒入口 consults with our Committees and members who have specific expertise on the consultation topics. Their feedback is reviewed, collated and drafted as a submission.

The submissions are reviewed and approved by the President and CEO prior to being submitted to the consultative entities. The Australian submissions and consultations process is managed by the Executive Office & Advocacy.


mini传媒入口 makes submissions each year on behalf of our Aotearoa New Zealand members and the w膩hine they work with.

We are committed to equity of health outcomes for all w膩hine and their p膿pi.

How we advocate

We advocate for excellence and equity in hauora w膩hine by engaging with health sector stakeholders, including through submissions and representation, collaboration in policy development and advice on clinical matters.

Pae ora for all w膩hine and p膿pi

Read about our mahi in hauora w膩hine M膩ori on the Aotearoa New Zealand page.

Key submissions

Each year the College makes submissions on behalf of members, w膩hine and p膿pi in Aotearoa New Zealand. We thank the members who contribute so much of their time and expertise to each submission. Key submissions made in the past year are highlighted below.

Submission titleDate
Accident Compensation (Maternal Birth Injury and other Matters) Amendment BillFebruary 2022
Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) BillDecember 2021
National Contraception GuidelinesNovember 2021
Ministry of Health Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021October 2021
National Sepsis Action PlanOctober 2021
Ministry of Health Mesh credentialling frameworkJune 2021
Health Select Committee: Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment BillJune 2021
Ministry of Health LARC mini传媒入口 Principles and StandardsMay 2021
Ministry of Health revised HPV primary screening clinical pathwayMarch 2021
Standards New Zealand Health and disability services standardMarch 2021
Medical Council of New Zealand statement on a doctor鈥檚 duty to help in a medical emergencyJanuary 2021


Te K膩hui Oranga 艒 Nuku engages and collaborates regularly with key health stakeholders.

The mahi of Te K膩hui Oranga 艒 Nuku, He Hono W膩hine and other advocates for women鈥檚 health in Aotearoa New Zealand have seen positive outcomes achieved for w膩hine including:

Government commitment to a women’s health strategy in the Pae Ora legislation

HPV screening and self-testing beginning in 2023

Folic acid fortification of bread will be achieved through supplementation of non-organic bread-making wheat flour

New sector guidelines completed on contraception

mini传媒入口 and the New Zealand College of Midwives collaborated with the Ministry of Health and the Immunisation Advisory Centre to provide consistent and clear advice on COVID-19 and pregnancy 

Previous advocacy work

Each year the advocacy work of the College is outlined in our Annual Report.


2022鈥2023 Activities Report
Explore data on mini传媒入口 trainees and members across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and find…

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Get in touch with the advocacy team in your country:

Aotearoa New Zealand:

Leadership 10 May 2022

Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group

The Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group (GEDWG) works to improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity within our College.


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