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Date posted: 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. The move to introduce the Bill called for the Parliament to continue to facilitate and support the development of a Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) national diagnostic tool for the use of medical professionals and other health service providers, to give FASD the status of a recognised disability in Australia, and institute a national awareness campaign, among other calls. FASD is currently not recognised as a disability by the Australian Government.
The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders have registered the issue on Get Up - a community advocacy organisation - in response to the Bill, and encourage members of the public to vote online in favour of the Bill being passed.
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders
PO Box 206
Normanville SA 5204
Mobile: 0418 854 947