Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 5 May 2022) . . Page.. 1339 ..
servant in this place who has no recourse to come back is unfortunate and I would discourage it. I hope that I do not hear it again. Thank you.
Health and Community Wellbeing—Standing Committee
MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (6.03): I present the following report:
Health and Community Wellbeing—Standing Committee—Report 5—Review of ACT Health Programs—Children and young people and responses to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), dated 27 April 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
That the report be noted.
This is the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing. This inquiry covered current screening and health assessment programs in the ACT for the general health of children and young people. It had a particular focus on preventative and other programs for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The committee took evidence last year. We received 11 written submissions and we conducted two hearings.
The key theme of the inquiry was that there are gaps in services in the ACT in detecting disability, including for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The committee strongly encourages the ACT to do more to raise awareness of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and to do the best in suitable programs to detect and manage it. All committee members support the report.
On behalf of the committee, I thank everyone who contributed to this inquiry. Effective childhood screening programs can make lifelong improvements. The committee appreciates that stakeholders see this as an important inquiry. I thank the other members of the committee, Mr Milligan and Mr Pettersson, and I thank Mrs Kikkert, who, in her early membership of the committee, brought this to the committee’s attention. I commend the report to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee
Statement by chair
MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (6.05): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion. On 10 February 2022 a petition requesting that Gungahlin skate park be refurbished and lights installed was received by the Assembly and forwarded to the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion.