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NAIDOC Award Scholar of the Year, Hedland 2017

Congratulations to Adrian Clinch Lead Community Researcher on the Hedland FASD Project. 

Warajanga Marnti Warrarnja - Together We Walk on Country

This is a fantastic recognition of Adrian’s efforts inside and outside of his research work, and how the project more broadly is making a difference in the Pilbara.


Making FASD History as a Community Researcher: Adrian's Story

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3 March 2017

The preliminary results from our study looking at FASD in young people in detention has received significant coverage across Australia including regional newspapers. Below are a few examples.

ABC News online, One in three in WA youth detention have foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, study finds

The Australian, One in three juvenile offenders have foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Perth Now, Third of youth in detention have FASD

Press Reader (Western Australian newspaper story), Disorder in third teen inmates

The Guardian, One in three youth detainees have foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Daily Telegraph, Fetal alcohol issues plague detained youth


4 December 2013
FASD campaign goes national
Interview with Elizabeth Elliott AM (25 November 2013)

08 November 2013
Alcohol dependent pregnant women going untreated
Download the media release
Download the report

SBS Insight 15 October 2013
Drinking when pregnant

ABC 7.30 Report 12 September 2013
Should FASD be classified as a disability? 

26 August 2013
Foetal alcohol syndrome victim calls on pregnant women not to drink

6 August 2013
Release of Australian Government plan of action for FASD
Read the Response to the Impact of FASD in Australia and Summary


29 November 2012
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
National focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders welcomed

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
FASD inquiry findings endorsed: now for swift action

12 September 2012
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Nation's experts endorse FASD action plan  

18 June 2012
The West Australian
Alcohol-free pregnancy best for baby  

11 May 2012
University of Sydney News
Alcohol impacts on babies - UN looks at Australian Experience
Story about launch of Tristan DVD at United Nations

6 March 2012
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Out of sight, out of mind: Australia's alcohol guidelines   

4 May 2012
World News Australia 
This interview with June Oscar and Marmingee Hand was given in prior to launch of 'Tristan: Hopes, dreams and challenges of a young boy living with a FASD' DVD at the United Nations in New York
Interview with June Oscar and Marmingee Hand

25 February 2012
The Australian
New calls for booze and babies

24 February 2012
Medical Observer
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder poorly tracked and understood   

22 February 2012
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
FOI request reveals government ignored its own research on pregnancy warning labels   

14 February 2012
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
New research shows one in five Australian women continue drinking once they know they are pregnant 

18 January 2012
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Call for national plan to combat Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


24 November 2011
West Australian
Lobby group tackles alcohol harm in teens 

15 November 2011
West Australian
Detention 'fails' to resolve foetal alcohol problems

9 November 2011
West Australian
Push for warning labels on alcohol  

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
FARE calls for action on alcohol warning labels to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy   

14 October 2011
ABC News
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome studied in the Fitzroy 

9 September 2011
WA Minister for Mental Health and Disability Services
No alcohol while pregnant campaign

1 September 2011
West Australian
Alcohol in pregnancy can harm babies  

16 September 2011
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (formerly Alcohol Research and Education Foundation)
Make alcohol warning labels mandatory   

16 August 2011
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Alcohol Health Warnings Protect Mums and Babies 

15 July 2011
West Australian
Booze and pregnancy warnings misleading

20 June 2011
Sydney Morning Herald
National clinic to target baby alcohol disorders   

World Today ABC News Story
Australia lagging in foetal alcohol research

9 May 2011
West Australian
New group takes stand against alcohol scourge