The AIHW acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
The author would particularly like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and representatives who contributed to this report including representatives of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Debra Reid and members of the Indigenous Statistical and Information and Advisory Group.
This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies web report was prepared by Denae Cotter of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), with valuable input from Fadwa Al-Yaman, Fleur de Crespigny, Deanna Eldridge, Kyle Miller, Olivia Paul and Oscar Yang.
Many stakeholders provided valuable advice and input to this report, including the Department of Health and Aged Care, National Perinatal Data Development Committee and the National Maternity Data Development Project Committee.
This report was funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care as a component of the National Maternity Data Development Project.