FASD UPDATE from Christine Rogan at Alcohol Healthwatch March 2020

Kia ora FANNZ

This is an important last chance opportunity for you to show support for Ministers deciding on the most effective pregnancy warning label, which remains under threat of derailment by vested interests.  FARE in Australia have created an online letter you can send to Ministers including our Minister for Food Safety Hon Damien O’Connor, who together will have the final say sometime this month.

As you will see in our attached media release, Alcohol Healthwatch commends FSANZ and our own Minister for Food Safety Damien O’Connor for their support of an effective mandatory label. However, like FARE and others in public health, we are deeply concerned at liquor industry attempts to undermine and potentially water down a mandated label (example https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-02-21/new-wine-labels-warning-pregnant-women-about-drinking-alcohol/11985468).

Ministers need to know they have public backing for the most effective option.  It’s easy. Just click, enter ‘NZ’ & send https://fareaustralia.good.do/campaign/pregnancywarninglabel/] – and feel free to share the opportunity with others.

Thank you and thanks to the FARE team once again!

Christine Rogan

Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator

FASD Events for your 2020 diaries

9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

April 22-25, 2020. Vancouver, BC, Canada


Save the Date!! 3rd Biannual Australasian FASD Conference Sydney 11-12 November 2020.  http://fasdconference.com


Hosted by theFASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence. Details and Call for Abstracts to follow soon.






2nd Australasian FASD Conference November 2018

Our Science, Our Stories: 2nd Australasian FASD Conference
Perth, Australia  21-22 Nov 2018
Pre-conference workshops 20 Nov 2018

We encourage you to attend this important conference, happening at a critical time of FASD action in both Australia and New Zealand.

Our Science, Our Stories, will feature our own Claire Gyde, inspirational writer and speaker and Chairperson of FASD-CAN, along with Canada’s Dr Svetlana Popova who has led groundbreaking research to ascertain FASD rates worldwide and in Canada.

For further information about the conference click here

FASD Hub Australia

A new online resource, FASD Hub Australia, invites you to link to their website www.fasdhub.org.au .

The FASD Hub was developed with funding from the Australian Government to provide a one-stop shop for information, tools and resources that are current and evidence-based about FASD in Australia. It was developed and now maintained by the University of Sydney and the Telethon Kids Institute.

The website provides information for health professionals, parents and carers, other professionals (including for justice, education, child protection and disability services), researchers and policy makers.