Being a mum is hard enough, even harder for Qld mums

QUEENSLAND is the toughest state in Australia to be a mum, while the ACT is the best, a report has shown.

A report released on Sunday from Save the Children Australia showed where it was better to be a mother, using a ranking based on indicators including maternal and child health, education opportunities, earning potential and relative social disadvantage.

In the inaugural State of Australia's Mothers report, the ACT topped the ranking with a score of 91.4%, followed by Western Australia and Victoria. Queensland came in the worst with a score of 25.7%, ahead of Tasmania and Northern Territory.

The report said mothers in cities had better health outcomes than those in regional and remote areas.

"Access to maternal child health and other services, education opportunities and higher earning potential sees Australia's cities consistently ranked highly across all states," it said.


Weather watch: Experts warn residents to be ready for storms

Premium Content Weather watch: Experts warn residents to be ready for storms

Central Queensland residents should prepare for another day of unstable weather...

CQ community kindy recognised for innovative education

Premium Content CQ community kindy recognised for innovative education

Middlemount childcare centre one of five CQ centre’s recognised at annual...

NAMED: 60+ people facing Emerald Magistrates Court

Premium Content NAMED: 60+ people facing Emerald Magistrates Court

A number of people appear at Central Highlands courts on a range of different...