National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan - Public Consultation

Closed 10 Jul 2020

Opened 2 Mar 2020

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This consultation draft of the National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan has emerged from the efforts of bereaved parents, advocacy groups, health professionals and researchers to have stillbirth recognised as a public health issue. Strong political interest and bipartisan support have also helped raise the profile of stillbirth and pave the way for this plan.

Development of the Plan

A National Stillbirth Project Reference Group, established under the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) committee structure has overseen the development of the Plan.

The priority areas, action areas, goals and implementation tasks outlined in the Plan were developed based on the Senate Select Committee Report, the outcomes of a Stillbirth Roundtable held with key stakeholders in February 2019, and a document prepared by the Stillbirth CRE and Stillbirth Foundation Australia. They were further refined at a second Roundtable of key stakeholders in December 2019.

Privacy information

The Australian Government, Department of Health (the Department), invites you to share your views on the draft National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan.

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles, and is being collected by the Department, via Citizen Space, for the purposes of conducting a consultation process in relation to the draft National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan. The Department will collect your personal information at the time that you provide a submission, unless you choose to make a submission anonymously, and you are not reasonably identifiable from the information provided in your submission.

You should not include information in your submission about another individual who is identified, or reasonably identifiable. If you need to include information about another individual in your submission, you will need to inform that individual of the contents of this notice, and obtain their consent to the Department collecting their personal information.

You can get more information about the way in which the Department will manage your personal information, including our privacy policy, at You can obtain a copy of the Department’s privacy policy by contacting the Department using the contact details set out below. The Department’s privacy policy contains information about:

· how you may access the personal information the Department holds about you and how you can seek correction of it; and

· how you may complain about a breach of the APPs; or a registered APP code that binds the Department; and

·how the Department will deal with such a complaint.

You can contact the Department by telephone on (02) 6289 1555 or freecall 1800 020 103 or by using the online enquiries form at



What happens next

Following this consultation process of the Plan, the National Stillbirth Project Reference Group will review the feedback collected and amended the Plan where there is strong rational and evidence to do so. Once finalised, the Plan will be submitted to AHMAC for endorsement.


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