NACCHO NIDAC invitation consultation:To people involved in addressing harmful alcohol and other drug use by Aboriginal peoples

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Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), (pictured above right )  extends an invitation to people involved in addressing harmful alcohol and other drug use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to attend one of the following consultations that are being held to inform the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy (NATSIPDS):

NACCHO is a member of NIDAC

Location Date Time RSVP
Port Augusta, SA Mon 20 May 10.00am – 1.00pm By COB Wed 15 May
Sydney, NSW Tues 21 May   1.00pm –  4.00pm By COB Wed 15 May
Mt Isa, QLD Thurs 23 May 10.00am – 1.00pm By COB Wed 15 May
Perth, WA Mon 27 May 10.00am – 1.00pm By COB Wed 22 May
Broome, WA Tues 28 May 10.00am – 1.00pm By COB Wed 22 May
Alice Springs, NT Thurs 30 May 10.00am – 1.00pm By COB Wed 22 May

NIDAC has been engaged by the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy (NATSIPDS) Working Group to undertake consultations in six locations in Australia to inform the development of the NATSIPDS.

The NATSIPDS will replace the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan and will be a sub strategy of the National Drug Strategy.

If you are involved in minimising the harm of alcohol and other drug use on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities this is your chance to have your voice heard in the development of this important document.

A report containing the major findings and a summary of the key themes from the consultations will be provided to the NATSIPDS Working Group after the consultations have been completed.

A Background Paper which will provide context and guidance for the consultations will be available from the NIDAC website prior to the consultations being held.

As the leading voice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and drug policy advice, NIDAC provides advice to the government, based on its collective expertise and knowledge from those working in the field, health professionals and other relevant experts.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other relevant people.

Please RSVP by the specified date for your location at:

NIDAC Consultations or Tel: (02) 6166 9600  I  Fax: (02) 6162 2611 

  Email: 

Additional information on the consultations and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy can be accessed from: www.nidac.org.au