People often underestimate the risk of harm from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, including miscarriage, stillbirth and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FARE’s submission provides a way forward in the prevention of harm caused by FASD.
On 11 October 2018 the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation for Australia and New Zealand decided to mandate the application of pregnancy warning labels on all packaged alcohol products.
FARE welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the development of the next National FASD Strategy 2018-2028.
FARE’s submission to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory (NT) Select Committee on action to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) proposes tangible and practical recommendations that will reduce the incidence of FASD and vastly improve the life outcomes of people affected by FASD and their carers.
FARE and the Public Health Association of Australia’s submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) addresses each of the Terms of Reference (prevention strategies, intervention needs and management issues for FASD) and examines the higher prevalence rates of FASD among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
FARE’s submission to the Australian Government’s consultation process on specific aspects of the Labelling Logic report on food labelling. The submission outlines a labelling regime that includes at least five specific warning labels, rotated across all products, with one label focusing on the harms of consuming alcohol while pregnant.