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FARE welcomes Federal Government commitment to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) welcomes Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt’s announcement of nearly $24 million for diagnostic and support services for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to coincide with International FASD Awareness Day.

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Food ministers prioritise the community’s safety and health agreeing to a visible pregnancy health warning on alcohol products

First-ever consumer testing of the most effective alcohol warning label has found a red, black and white label saying ‘health warning’ was the best in drawing attention to the risks of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Consumers vote for a red, black and white ‘health warning’ label on alcohol

First-ever consumer testing of the most effective alcohol warning label has found a red, black and white label saying ‘health warning’ was the best in drawing attention to the risks of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Ministers urged to approve effective pregnancy health warning on alcohol labels

Food safety Ministers are being urged to put the health and wellbeing of families and communities first by approving the most effective pregnancy health warning label on alcohol products when they meet next month.

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Australians voice support for action on our children’s health and wellbeing

A national Open Letter was launched today urging the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to ensure that new alcohol product labels are effective in warning that alcohol can cause lifelong harm to unborn babies.

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FASD Senate Inquiry FARE opening statement

As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the health and wellbeing of our families and communities is the most important thing to Australians. This time has shown us that as a community, we care about each other and we look out for each other. This is who we are.

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ACT community creating a supportive environment for women’s alcohol-free pregnancies

We know it takes a village to raise a child, which is why a new Pregnant Pause campaign has been launched in the ACT reaching out to businesses and organisations to become Community Heroes and help build a supportive environment for women to achieve their goal of going alcohol-free during pregnancy. The key message of Pregnant Pause is that there is no safe amount or type of alcohol and no safe time to drink during pregnancy, and we want the community embracing this positive health message.

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New research demonstrates effectiveness of alcohol warning labels

New research out of Canada has found that alcohol warning labels are effective in both raising awareness and changing behaviours.

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Further delays to pregnancy health warnings on alcohol

Today’s decision to further delay the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels is the result of the alcohol industry’s relentless pressure to keep the community in the dark about the health harms from alcohol use during pregnancy.

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New polling: Australians support a strong pregnancy health warning for alcohol products

The majority of Australians support a visible, red health warning on alcohol products which clearly alerts the community to the harm from using alcohol when pregnant and the risks to unborn babies, new national survey data has revealed.