FASD Senate Inquiry FARE opening statement (25 June 2020) Note: includes a history of lobbying for alcohol labels.
Author: Vicki Russell
Dana McCauley (19 May 2020) Doctors ‘hesitant’ to warn pregnant women against drinking alcohol
Wang X etal (5 May 2020) In utero MRI identifies consequences of early-gestation alcohol drinking on fetal brain development in rhesus macaques.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Dana McCauley (12 May 2020) ‘Smoke and mirrors’: Food minister defends delay on alcohol pregnancy warnings
Mirage (6 May 2020) New research demonstrates effectiveness of alcohol warning labels
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Metabolic Issues (17 June 2020) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA. USA.
Dana McCauley Minister met with alcohol lobby before pregnancy warning label sent back for review. (18 June 2020) Food Minister Richard Colbeck met twice with alcohol industry lobbyists, including a major political donor, before a ministerial forum he chairs sent the independent regulator’s proposed mandatory pregnancy warning label back for review. Senator Colbeck met with […]
Mirage News Resounding yes to message on a bottle – global study finds broad support for alcohol warning labels (19 June 2020) Simone Pettigrew from the George Institute commented on the research findings from a 7 countries – 68 percent of Australians and 67 percent of New Zealanders surveyed are in favour – come at […]
Mirage News (26 June 2020) Commission evidence to FASD Inquiry. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar, spoke of the connection between trauma and alcohol consumption by pregnant mothers, which can lead to FASD. “First Nations peoples suffer ongoing and unresolved trauma across generations due to the impact of colonisation and […]
Liotta, M (29 June 2020) Better pregnancy health labels on alcohol a ‘whole-of-community issue’ Healthcare organisations and individuals around Australia are calling for clear and consistent labelling to expand harm-minimisation strategies. NewsGP