Senate debates

Wednesday, 17 March 2021


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

4:43 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

National health priorities are determined in consultation with states and territories. The Morrison government is determined to continue working to prevent babies from being born with FASD, supporting women and families to stop drinking if they are planning to have a baby and during pregnancy and helping babies born with this condition. We're investing nearly $24 million of funding for FASD diagnostic and support services, which is in addition to the $25 million announcement for a national awareness campaign on the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. These commitments bring the total government investment into the fight against FASD to more than $75 million since 2012.

Question agreed to.


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