The impact of the Baby Bonus payment in New South Wales: who is having “one for the country”?

Samantha J Lain, Jane B Ford, Camille H Raynes-Greenow, Ruth M Hadfield, Judy M Simpson, Jonathan M Morris and Christine L Roberts
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (5): 238-241.
  • Samantha J Lain1
  • Jane B Ford1
  • Camille H Raynes-Greenow1
  • Ruth M Hadfield1
  • Judy M Simpson2
  • Jonathan M Morris3
  • Christine L Roberts1

  • 1 Perinatal Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Northern Clinical School (Royal North Shore Hospital), University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.



We acknowledge the efforts of the hospital staff who collect the data, and NSW Health Department staff for their role in the design and maintenance of the HOIST data warehouse system. Samantha Lain is the recipient of a Northern Sydney Health Research Grant for this study. Christine Roberts is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship. Jane Ford is supported by the Health Research and Outcomes Network, an NHMRC Capacity Building Grant in Population Health Research. Camille Raynes-Greenow and Ruth Hadfield are supported by NHMRC Australian Research Training Fellowships.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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