Parents and carers rearing children with lifelong brain damage from alcohol exposure before birth have pleaded with government to intervene.
Queensland’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Support Group Founding Member and President Sam Pinell said the problem was Australia’s greatest challenge, with as many as 30 or more babies a day born with what is recognised as a primary disability.
“An action plan designed around prevention, awareness and education strategies along with urgent assessment, diagnosis and support for those already hurt by prenatal alcohol exposure is desperately needed,” she said.
“Moreover the political parties must decline donations from the alcohol industry and address their advertising and promotion of sport.
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