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ALCOHOL’S DESTRUCTIVE ROLE ON Q&A

Listen to an extract from the ABC’s Q&A on Monday 11 April when the panelists discussed the role of alcohol in family violence and foetal alcohol syndrome.

Germaine Greer said it is extraordinary that of 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence only one is related to alcohol when alcohol is implicated in most violent incidents.

Liberal MP Sharman Stone has aired her anger at Australian women who risk brain damage to their unborn children by drinking while pregnant.

“The thing about alcohol that concerns me most is the violence of the unborn child when a mother drinks while she’s pregnant and then endangers the baby’s brain,” Ms Stone said during Monday night’s episode of Q&A.

“Australia has some of the highest rates [of foetal alcohol syndrome] per capita …it is one of our best-kept secrets.”

Listen to an extract from the ABC’s Q&A on Monday 11 April.