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The National Maternity Data Development Project Advisory Group was established to assist in the development of a nationally consistent and comprehensive maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity data collection in Australia.
The main role of the Advisory Group is to provide expert:

  • Advice and guidance on current and emerging perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity issues of relevance to the project.
  • Advice on perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data collections and data collection practices, and assist in identifying information gaps, overlaps, and priority areas for national maternal and perinatal data collection.


Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman (AIHW)


  • Professor Jeremy Oats – Maternity Services Inter-jurisdictional Committee (MSIJC)
  • Professor Michael Permezel – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • Ms Ann Kinnear – Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
  • Dr Michael Nicholl – clinical expert (obstetrics)
  • Professor Caroline Homer – clinical expert (midwifery)
  • Ms Sue Cornes – Chair of the National Perinatal Data Development Committee (NPDDC)
  • Professor Elizabeth Sullivan – National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU)
  • Representatives from DoHA and AIHW

Meeting details

The Advisory Group meets three to four times a year. 

Contact details

Contact the secretariat for more information.