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FASD prevention with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia

24 April 2017

The Pilbara FASD project in Western Australia (WA) is an Aboriginal community-led initiative that deals with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and some of the post-colonial injuries in contemporary WA.
 

Seeking feedback for new national website, the FASD Hub

19 April 2017

A brief survey for parents, carers and adults living with Fetal alcohol specturm disorder (FASD) is being run by the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD), to assist with development of a new national website, the FASD Hub.
 

FASD research Australia seeking members for reference group

22 March 2017

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Australia Centre for Research Excellence is calling for members to join a Community Reference Group.
 

Study finds one in three in WA youth detention have FASD

3 March 2017

At least one in three young people in detention in Western Australia (WA) suffers from Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), according to findings from an Australian-first study.
 

June Oscar AO appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

9 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced June Oscar AO as the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, replacing outgoing commissioner Mick Gooda, who has served in the role since 2010.
 

Join in on a free AOD webinar with guest presenter Anthony Shakeshaft

9 January 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 January 2017 with guest presenter Professor Anthony Shakeshaft from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).
 

Revision of the 2009 alcohol guidelines

5 December 2016

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is currently revising the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol 2009.
 

June Oscar recognised for role as pioneer

29 November 2016

Bunuba woman, June Oscar, has picked up a gong at the Western Australia (WA) Australian of the Year awards for her work to introduce alcohol restrictions and start a conversation about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Fitzroy Crossing.
 

FASD: Record Indigenous incarceration rates could be avoided with early clinical assessment: experts

28 November 2016

Leading experts in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) believe Australia's record rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration could be dramatically reduced if children were clinically assessed when their troubled behaviour first emerged in the classroom or at home.
 

Nigel Scullion calls for action over gaoled Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander people with cognitive impairments

17 November 2016

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, has called for action from the Northern Territory Government over the indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairment.
 

Learn more about the AOD Knowledge Centre in a free November webinar

16 November 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) will be hosting our first webinar on Friday 25 November 2016.
 

WA Australian of the Year finalists recognised for work in the Indigenous AOD sector

8 November 2016

Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing, June Oscar AO, has been named a finalist for the West Australian (WA) Australian of the Year awards in 2017.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

31 October 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting a biannual online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

Input required from community organisations for Banksia Hill FASD Project

19 October 2016

The Telethon Kids Institute is inviting anyone working in a community organisation in urban, rural and regional Western Australia (WA) to participate in a five minute internet based survey about the Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) Banksia Hill Project.
 

New project to make FASD history in the Pilbara

12 October 2016

A new project aimed at reducing Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Pilbara has been launched today in South Hedland.
 

Strong Spirit Strong Mind campaign receives $890,000 in government funding

5 October 2016

The Western Australian government has pledged to provide $890,000 to further fund its Strong Spirit Strong Mind alcohol and drug awareness campaign.
 

New $266,000 initiative to prevent FASD in Western Australia

9 September 2016

The State Government of Western Australia (WA) has announced a $266,000 campaign to prevent FASD in the state. The Strong Spirit Strong Future: Promoting Healthy Women and Pregnancies campaign promotes the message to Aboriginal women that while pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding, no alcohol is the safest option.
 

Objections raised to proposal to lift alcohol restrictions in Fitzroy Crossing

30 August 2016

Submissions to Western Australia's (WA) Liquor Licensing branch closed yesterday over the bid by business owners in Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek to lift takeaway alcohol restrictions.
 

FASD Awareness Day September 9, 2016

25 August 2016

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is September 9, 2016.
 

How June Oscar dried out Fitzroy Crossing

23 August 2016

June Oscar was invited to speak at the Disrupted Festival Ideas in Perth, Western Australia (WA), last month because for the past decade she has been advocating for sweeping social change in her home town of Fitzroy Crossing.
 

Northern Territory: Too much grog, too much harm

16 August 2016

Alcohol is responsible for two deaths, 52 hospitalisations and 69 assaults every week in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

Facial scans to help with diagnoses

21 July 2016

Seventy East Kalgoorlie Primary School students, aged four to 11 years, recently took part in the Western Australia (WA) Health project, Goldfields Faces, which could one day revolutionise the way rare diseases are diagnosed.
 

Ted Wilkes recognised with AMA award at annual gala

5 July 2016

Aboriginal health champion, Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, was recognised for his career in the medical field at a gala dinner hosted by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) at the end of June.
 

Wirraka Maya project raises awareness of FASD

24 May 2016

Wirraka Maya Health Service is leading the fight against Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Pilbara, Western Australia (WA), through a two-month project.
 

Australian guide to the diagnosis of FASD released

24 May 2016

The Telethon Kids Institute, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have released the Australian guide to the diagnosis of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

Kimberley leader wins prestigious reconciliation award

12 May 2016

Respected Kimberley Indigenous leader, Bunuba woman June Oscar, has been awarded the 2016 Desmond Tutu reconciliation fellowship for her outstanding community health achievements and advocacy for Indigenous rights.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

10 May 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

WANADA Strong spirit strong mind award winners announced

10 May 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of Western Australia Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) Strong spirit strong mind awards.
 

Gold Coast Health potentially to expand FASD services throughout Qld

9 May 2016

Gold Coast Health is hoping to expand its specialist services for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder across Queensland (Qld).
 

Budget allocates $10.5 million for FASD

4 May 2016

As outlined in the May budget for 2016-17, the Australian Government will provide $10.5 million over the next four years to reduce the occurrence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
 

Indigenous youth with FASD need Indigenous-run alternatives to prison

13 April 2016

Professor of criminology, Harry Blagg and lecturer of law, Tamara Tulich at the University of Western Australia (UWA) recently contributed an opinion piece on FASD to The Conversation.
 

Children in remote communities affected by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders at rates higher than previously reported

5 April 2016

A report yet to be publicly released, finds Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affects 20% of children living in remote Aboriginal communities, according to The Australian.
 

Archive of NIDAC publications now hosted on the AOD Knowledge Centre

1 April 2016

An archive of the publications of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) is now available on the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre).
 

Feedback from the Australian Indigenous AOD Knowledge Centre user survey

16 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) recently conducted a user survey, which aimed to inform us how users are interacting with the website, what information is useful, gauge user satisfaction and gain feedback about our new resources.
 

New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services

10 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre today launched an Android version of their free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

New Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources on alcohol and pregnancy

7 December 2015

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has collaborated with the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health and the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health to release a series of new resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, which focus on alcohol and pregnancy.
 

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre survey now open

25 November 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

Remote mothers take control of drinking during pregnancy

18 November 2015

Pregnant mothers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) have eliminated or reduced their intake of alcohol in a positive change of direction since the region was found to have the world's highest rates of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in findings published earlier this year.
 

FASD identified as important category of disability for consideration within the NDIS

17 November 2015

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has identified Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as an important category of disability for consideration within the National disability insurance scheme (NDIS).
 

Centre of Research Excellence enables national FASD approach

13 November 2015

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Sydney, will establish a national framework to tackle Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), after being awarded a $2.5 million grant to set up a Centre of Research Excellence, Reducing the Effects of Antenatal Alcohol on Child Health (REAACH).
 

Push for national FASD clinic and Clinical Network plan

6 November 2015

Researchers and individuals who have worked to raise awareness of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have called on the Minister for Rural Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, to establish a rural FASD clinic and a National Clinical Network across Australia.
 

Tests for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder could be used in WA court system

4 November 2015

West Australian (WA) courts look set to be given access to screening for brain damage and developmental delays caused by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which could potentially change the outcome of cases.
 

Action welcomed on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

21 August 2015

The Telethon Kids Institute has welcomed the expansion of clinical services for young people with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
 

Alcohol and pregnancy: mixed messages undermining abstinence advice

20 August 2015

The complexities for public health messaging around women drinking during pregnancy have been highlighted by new research undertaken at the University of Canberra's News and Media Research Centre.
 

Mobile community justice centre proposed to help address FASD in Kimberley, WA

17 August 2015

A mobile community justice centre has been proposed as an urgently needed circuit breaker to help address Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) related problems in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA).
 

Alcohol hurting people, harming communities

13 July 2015

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs has tabled its report Alcohol, hurting people and harming communities.
 

New tools aim to help reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

18 May 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) today launched two portals and a free mobile phone app which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder resources for the justice system

30 April 2015

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute have developed a range of new resources to help lawyers, judicial officers and other justice professionals better deal with people who are impacted by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
 

New South Wales Government pledges $2.3 million to fight Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, new centre

18 March 2015

A new Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) clinic will be run at Westmead Children's Hospital, in New South Wales (NSW), where a successful pilot program is already being run.
 

June Oscar wants alcohol restrictions to stay

26 February 2015

A leading community worker in Western Australia says she would not like to see alcohol restrictions removed in the Kimberley, even if the number of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder cases falls.
 

Making FASD history

18 February 2015

Researchers at Telethon Kids Institute are proud to be working alongside the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australian community to help make Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) history.
 

Alcohol bans have brought real and lasting benefits to towns

6 February 2015

The benefits of alcohol restrictions in the Kimberley town of Halls Creek, Western Australia, once likened to a war zone by medical staff at the hospital's emergency department, have been substantial and long-lasting, new research says.
 

Consigning Fetal alcohol scourge to history

27 January 2015

In childhood, Tristan McCarthy, 15 years, was diagnosed with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

One in eight children has permanent damage in Fitzroy Crossing caused by mother's drinking

20 January 2015

One in eight children in remote Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia (WA), has permanent intellectual and physical damage - including facial deformities and memory loss - caused by their mother's drinking while pregnant.
 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders information and resource guide for educators

16 January 2015

Understanding and addressing the needs of children and young people living with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): a resource for teachers is a newly developed practical educational resource package.
 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder cases in WA doubles

13 January 2015

The number of recorded cases of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in Western Australia (WA) has doubled in the past 30 years, demonstrating improved awareness and diagnosis of the disorder within the community.
 

Tennant Creek grog plan seeks legislation to tackle alcohol and pregnancy

8 January 2015

A Tennant Creek group is calling for more Northern Territory Government discussion on the issue of alcohol consumption and pregnancy.
 

New NCETA resource: FundAssist

10 December 2014

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) have recently launched a new resource package, FundAssist, to help non-government organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications.
 

Solutions to preventing alcohol use in pregnancy lie in understanding the reasons why some women continue to drink

19 November 2014

Professor Elizabeth Elliott and her team are currently conducting pioneering research on alcohol use during pregnancy and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in remote Australia.
 

Indigenous Elders call for caution over FASD

10 November 2014

Indigenous welfare groups and Elders have urged the Federal Government not to stigmatise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as part of moves to combat Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

June Oscar delivers Dr Charles Perkins Oration

31 October 2014

Bunbuna woman, June Oscar, delivers the 2014 Dr Charlies Perkins Memorial Oration titled 'Turning community into national policy'.
 

Fitzroy Crossing waits to hear of terrible toll on its 'grog babies'

29 October 2014

The Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, is bracing for bad news that it suspected all along - that up to one in four children suffers from Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a level far higher than previously reported in Australia and one of the world's highest recorded rates.
 

Bottle babies: the devastation of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

28 October 2014

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.
 

Fitzroy Crossing women tackle alcohol scourge

10 September 2014

This article covers the positive work June Oscar has been involved in regarding alcohol consumption in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.
 

An alcohol and other drug free lifestyle major plus for jobseekers

21 August 2014

Major infrastructure projects, under way in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, present numerous opportunities for jobseekers, but they also pose a test of personal responsibility.
 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and youth justice community reference group

14 August 2014

The Telethon Kids Institute are establishing a community reference group to work with their researchers on projects in the area of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and youth justice in Western Australia (WA).
 

Inquiry proposes including men in Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder policy

5 August 2014

An inquiry on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) has been told men could be just as responsible for causing the condition as women.
 

Northern Territory Government focusing on pregnant drinkers

31 July 2014

A Northern Territory parliamentary committee is this week travelling to Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT), hearing evidence from health experts and community members to determine how prevalent Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is and how the government can reduce it.
 

Perth magistrate wants offenders with FASD spared prison

15 July 2014

Young offenders whose mothers consumed alcohol while they were in the womb would be spared prison under a plan by a Perth magistrate to classify Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a disability.
 

Child health expert to oversee roll-out of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder plan

9 July 2014

Paediatrician, Professor Elizabeth Elliot, will chair the Government's Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) Technical Network, which will make sure the new FASD action plan addresses the complex social and medical issues involved.
 

Impacts of drinking during pregnancy last a lifetime: expert

2 July 2014

Renowned First Nations Researcher, Dr Janet Hammill, says the impacts of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are significant and the disease should be formally recognised as a disability.
 

Intellectually impaired Aboriginal woman Rosie Fulton to be freed after 21 months in jail with no conviction

30 June 2014

A mentally impaired Aboriginal woman who has been held in jail without trial or conviction for 21 months will be released this week to be closer to her family.
 

Government fund national strategy to target Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

27 June 2014

The Australian Government will provide $9.2 million to the National Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) action plan to address the harmful impact of FASD on children and families, the Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash announced this week.
 

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol awards celebrate Indigenous achievements

10 June 2014

The winners of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol awards were announced last week during the third National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference.
 

Knowledge Centre community survey: identifying the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs

6 June 2014

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) is conducting a survey to identify the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
 

Rebuilding a life damaged by alcohol before birth

5 June 2014

Fitzroy Crossing was the epicentre of a 2007 coroner's inquest into the deaths of 22 people.
 

Launch of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

4 June 2014

Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, today launched a new Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre at the NIDAC conference in Melbourne.
 

Calls for FASD to become a disability

3 June 2014

Aboriginal health groups are calling for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to be recognised as a disability.
 

Controlled drinking zones 'will save lives'

29 May 2014

Controlled 'safer drinking areas' should be established in Aboriginal communities to 'save lives' operating under long-term leases that would be approved by land councils, in a bid to stop deaths in informal drinking camps in the Northern Territory.
 

Call for constant advice on drinking during pregnancy

28 May 2014

A Menzies School of Health Research expert says it's important for people to get consistent messages about consuming alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
 

Dry communities summit looks for improved health outcomes

28 May 2014

On May 14 and 15, 2014, almost 60 Aboriginal delegates representing communities across South Australia attended the Aboriginal dry communities summit, along with various traditional owner groups, non-government organisations, community services and government services.
 

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Centre to be launched at NIDAC

28 May 2014

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is pleased to inform all our users that we have a new web resource dedicated to reducing harm in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from alcohol and other drug use.
 

Grog use inquiry hears calls for wine tax changes

23 May 2014

The director of South Australia's Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council says changing the way wine is taxed could help in the fight against alcohol use.
 

Fetal syndrome 'must be recognised as disability'

22 May 2014

The Federal Government's reluctance to recognise Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as a disability had deprived many Aboriginal children of the correct treatment.
 

Inquiry hears impact of Fetal alcohol syndrome in Kimberley

12 May 2014

The northern Australia inquiry has heard details of the extent Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is affecting generations of people in the Kimberley.
 

FASD: it's what we don't know

11 April 2014

Research Professor, Carol Bower, of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Child Health Research at the Telethon Kids Institute is leading a team who are about to develop a Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) screening test, thanks to a National Health and Medical Research Council grant of almost $1.5 million.
 

Funding blow for sobriety program

28 March 2014

A successful project in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory (NT), educating the community on the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant has been stripped of Federal Government funding.
 

Support for pregnant mothers who drink is lacking

26 March 2014

The Northern Territory is considering legislation to make drinking during pregnancy an offence in a bid to combat Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
 

Select committee for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

26 March 2014

Minister for Children and Families, John Elferink, has given notice that a Select Committee will be established to investigate Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Northern Territory.
 

Protecting unborn babies from alcohol-related harm

21 March 2014

Alcohol and drug use during pregnancy can harm the unborn baby.
 

Research to look at FASD rates among young offenders

19 March 2014

New research is set to provide a better picture of those affected by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in the West Australian (WA) prison system.
 

Lives and crimes: kids who suffer FASD

17 February 2014

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong injury that leaves sufferers much more likely to break the law, and to break it repeatedly, even after long jail stints.
 

Why we need to fight against FASD

23 January 2014

Dr James Fitzpatrick, paediatrician, Pregnant pause champion and former Young Australian of the Year, explains why he believes so strongly in the Pregnant pause campaign.
 

Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference 2013 overview

20 December 2013

The 2013 Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference was held in Brisbane, Queensland, on the 19-20 November 2013.
 

Facilitating and enabling: working with communities to address FASD

29 November 2013

Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, paid tribute to the work of June Oscar and the communities of the Fitzroy Valley in his address to the Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Conference in Brisbane last week.
 

Clear message from Australasian FASD conference

26 November 2013

A clear message from last week's Australasian Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) conference in Brisbane, Queensland, is the need for population-based strategies to tackle alcohol availability, marketing and pricing.
 

Puppets and hip hop lead the fight against FASD

21 November 2013

A collection of puppets depicting a Tennant Creek family affected by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), is opening a difficult conversation.
 

Puppets headline FASD film premier

25 October 2013

A new film, headlined by charismatic puppets, is raising awareness about Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and building community pride in Tennant Creek, Western Australia.
 

Drinking when pregnant

18 October 2013

Previous National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines said that women could drink up to seven standard drinks per week.
 

Should fetal alcohol spectrum disorder be classed a disability?

23 September 2013

Every day somewhere in Australia, a baby is born who will endure a lifetime of hardship because of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

Commonwealth action plan in response to FASD inquiry

9 August 2013

On 6 August 2013, the Commonwealth Government released its response to the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - FASD: The hidden harm.
 

Northern Territory program will educate students on fetal alcohol disorder

24 April 2013

Northern Territory Minister for Education, Peter Chandler, has announced the development of programs that will educate students about the problems of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and support affected children.
 

Greater justice for people with FASD

9 April 2013

A report by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the West Australian (WA) justice system recommends further training and education to raise awareness of FASD and alternate sentencing options that consider the neurocognitive impairments associated with FASD.
 

FASD resource packs distributed across regional WA

13 March 2013

The West Australian Minister for Mental Health, Helen Morton, has unveiled a set of resources for health workers to use when trying to reduce rates of Foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Indigenous communities.
 

Report of the Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders released; National Action Plan recommended

6 December 2012

On 29 November 2012, the report of the Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - FASD: the hidden harm.
 

Peak Indigenous body calls for mandatory alcohol labelling; recognition of FASD in Australia

26 September 2012

The peak Indigenous body in Australia, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, has called for mandatory labelling and health warnings about the risks associated with drinking.
 

New Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) national plan endorsed by national experts

12 September 2012

A proposed national plan to reduce the incidence of the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Australia, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), has been endorsed by the country's leading FASD experts.
 

Newslines Radio broadcast tackles the topic of FASD

21 August 2012

A recent Newslines Radio broadcast (August 2012 - program two) focuses on the issue of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among the Indigenous population.
 

SBS podcast interview on raising awareness of FASD in Indigenous communities

30 July 2012

A recent SBS podcast, hosted by Peggy Giakoumelos, covers the topic of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

No alcohol is the safest choice campaign targets pregnant women

26 June 2012

No alcohol is the safest option when pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, according to a new Western Australian (WA) campaign designed to educate women about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The first of its kind in Australia, the No alcohol is the safest choice campaign is aimed at women of child-bearing age who may consume low to moderate amounts of alcohol.
 

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee releases position paper on FASD

7 June 2012

The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) released its position paper on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) on the opening day of the NIDAC conference (6 June 2012).
 

Call for national plan to combat Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

19 January 2012

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Public Health Association of Australia have called for a comprehensive Commonwealth-led national action plan to tackle Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
 

Alcohol, pregnancy and FASD: new website available from TICHR

5 December 2011

A new website has recently been launched by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).
 

Inquiry into foetal alcohol spectrum disorder requested

10 November 2011

On 8 November 2011 the Ministers for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and Health and Ageing, asked the Parliamentary Committee to inquire into and report on the incidence and prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
 

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

9 September 2011

The 9th of September is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.
 

FASD Bill introduced into Parliament

24 June 2011

A Bill was introduced into Australian Parliament for an Act to amend the law relating to social security and family assistance, and for other purposes.
 

Nationwide studies funded to address Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

21 June 2011

Seven nationwide studies are being funded to address Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Australia.
 

Fetal alcohol study set up

17 July 2010

Marulu: The Lililwan Project, launched on Saturday the 17 July 2010, is Australia's first study into the prevalence and impact of foetal alcohol sprectrum disorder among Indigenous children.
 

Award winning student participation in Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) awareness

Kowanyama public school kids, in Cape York Queensland (Qld) got involved to help raise awareness around Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in a poster competition that aimed to spread the message that drinking alcohol during pregnancy harms babies.
 
 
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