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House Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs

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Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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Terms of Reference

The Committee will inquire into and report on the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a particular focus on:

• Patterns of supply of, and demand for alcohol in different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, age groups and genders

• The social and economic determinants of harmful alcohol use across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

• Trends and prevalence of alcohol related harm, including alcohol-fuelled violence and impacts on newborns e.g. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

• The implications of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders being declared disabilities

• Best practice treatments and support for minimising alcohol misuse and alcohol-related harm

• Best practice strategies to minimise alcohol misuse and alcohol-related harm

• Best practice identification to include international and domestic comparisons

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