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Question Without Notice No. 253 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 March 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 March 2019

FOETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME DISORDER

253. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the report ''When your disability doesn't fit — Ending discrimination against people with FASD in Western Australian law and policy'' and the problematic treatment of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, given it might not be accompanied by significant intellectual impairment.

(1) Does the government intend to develop a model definition of ''cognitive impairment'', which includes FASD as recommended in this report?

(2) If yes to (1), when will this happen?

(3) If no to (1), why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The government is aware of the report and is giving consideration to its recommendations as part of its work to develop an approach to FASD generally.

(2)–(3) Not applicable.