House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

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Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The inquiry is now closed.

On 8 November 2011 the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon Jenny Macklin MP and the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Nicola Roxon MP asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the incidence and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

The Committee tabled the report on Thursday 29 November 2012

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The Chair, Mr Graham Perrett MP, and the Hon Dr Sharman Stone, MP, made statements about the Inquiry to the House of Representatives on 13 February 2012.

Statement to the House of Representatives - Chair

Statement to the House of Representatives – Dr Stone

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