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Date posted: 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. A Commonwealth action plan has been developed with a commitment of $20 million attributed to five key priorities:
Highlights from the Responding to the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia action plan include; building the capacity of the workforce, undertaking research to develop best practice, compassionate interventions to support at risk women and enhancing the capacity of maternal and child health services in Indigenous communities.
Source: Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE) and Commonwealth Government