State and territory health departments are thanked for their contribution to the National Perinatal Data Collection and their review of information. The authors gratefully acknowledge the clinical advice and input to development of the original report by:

  • Professor Caroline Homer AO, Co-Program Director Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Burnet Institute and Honorary Emeritus Professor of Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Janet Hornbuckle, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University Western Australia

The authors also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing contribution of the expert advisors:

  • Professor Michael Humphrey AM, Perinatal Advisor to AIHW, Chair National Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Advisory Group, Adjunct Professor, James Cook University
  • Professor Jeremy Oats AM, Perinatal Advisor to AIHW, Chair National Maternal Data Development Project Advisory Group

The AIHW acknowledges funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the National Maternity Data Development Project (NMDDP).