Australia’s Budget October 2022–⁠23

Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers handed down Budget October 2022-2023 last night.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

6 July 2023

Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers handed down Budget October 2022-2023 last night.

– Read Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers’ budget speech here.

– Download the Health Budget Overview here.

– Download the Women’s Budget Statement here.

Key health budget measures

Women’s Health

$5.9 million to expand the pregnancy and post-natal care guidelines for expectant parents, including targeted consultation and guidance for culturally and linguistically diverse people and First Nations peoples.
$13.9 million to increase the number of autopsies and investigations undertaken after a stillbirth.
$26.2 million to fund 12 new perinatal mental health centres across Australia.
$1.7 billion over six years to end violence against women and children.

Indigenous Health

$314.5 million funded to Strengthening First Nations Health.
$22.5 million over three years from 2022–23 to build a dedicated Birthing on Country Centre of Excellence in Nowra, NSW.

Rural Health

$185.3 million workforce package will support more doctors and allied health professionals to work in regional and rural communities and improve treatment and care for patients.

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