Research to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women currently have limited access to maternity and midwifery care that meets their cultural, spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs.

Research has highlighted the importance of culturally safe models of care for birthing mothers, which help give babies the best possible start in life.

The MRFF 2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies grant opportunity is supporting research that will improve access to culturally safe care during pregnancy, birthing and the post-natal period.

Up to $15 million is available over four years from 2021-22 to 2024-25 under the MRFF’s Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative.

Applications open on 12 August 2021, and close on 25 November 2021.

Visit GrantConnect for more information about this grant opportunity.

Find out about other MRFF grant opportunities at our grants calendar.


Victorian netballers exit club over racism dispute

[Shahni Wellington, SBS]

An abhorrent slur used by their own teammate in the A-grade competition has seen the departure of nine Aboriginal netball players in their stand against racism.

‘Flawed' scheme sees Kimberley girls forced to give birth alone, thousands of kilometres from home

[Hannah Barry and Matt Bamford, ABC]

When she was a teenager, Vicki O'Donnell was sent thousands of kilometres away from her hometown in remote West Australia to give birth – alone.

Talisman Sabre 2021 Smoking Ceremony at Lavarack Barracks

[supplied by Department of Defence]

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21) is the largest bilateral training activity between Australia and the United States, commencing on 14 July 2021.