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Budget Day

The coalition Government is due to deliver its first budget to parliament 2pm on Thursday 17 May 2018. We remain cautiously optimistic. As usual it is likely that the devil will be in the detail and we might therefore expect to see the specific implications for midwifery being announced in the days following the formal [summary level] budget. We will have a teleconference with the National Committee as your representatives on the afternoon of the 17th May directly after the announcement and have a booked teleconference with the Ministry on the 18th May. We have booked meetings with the Ministry the following week to work through the implications and next steps.

Given the importance of these announcements, we will forward details under separate communication by email to members once we have analysed the impact of the budget allocation to midwifery.