On 9 September 2019, the Australian Senate referred an inquiry into effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2020. To read more about the Inquiry click here.
One of the aims of the Inquiry is to assess the effectiveness of the National FASD Action Plan 2018-2028, including gaps in ensuring a nationally co-ordinated response and adequacy of funding.
As part of the Inquiry, the committee welcomed submissions from a wide range of people, including families, carers and communities affected by FASD. More than 60 submissions were made, including some by individual SIG members.
The VIC FASD SIG contributed to the call for submissions on behalf of all its members and with a special focus on Victoria. To read the submission, please click here.
Other VIC FASD SIG member contributions:
Submission by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Submission by the Alcohol & Drug Foundation.
Submission by VicFAS.
Submission by Prue Walker.