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SMART Recovery for Youth

Launceston City Mission’s youth service ‘The Mish’ and SMART Recovery Australia are pleased to announce the commencement of Tasmania’s only SMART Recovery program for youth. The group is open to those aged between 12 and 25 years and will meet at ‘The Mish’, 46 Frederick Street, Launceston on Wednesdays at 4pm. Please see the flyer…

CEO Jann Smith departs the ATDC

CEO JANN SMITH DEPARTS ATDC The Board of the ATDC regretfully advises that CEO Jann Smith has taken up a position in the Tasmanian Department of Justice. “It has been my pleasure over the last five years to work with the ATDC and to grow the organisation and the reputation of the sector,” Jann said….

Network of Australian State and Territory AOD Peak Bodies Statement about National Ice Taskforce Report

The Network of Australian State and Territory AOD Peak Bodies welcomes the release of the National ‘Ice’ Taskforce’s Final Report, and the release of the two reviews commissioned by the Australian Government (a) the Drug Policy Modelling Program’s New Horizons report and (b) the National Drug Research Institute’s Harnessing Good Intentions report. The Network also welcomes the multiple announcements…

Tasmania Report 2015

TasCOSS partnered with the TCCI and Saul Eslake to produce the Tasmania Report, a document that acknowledges the absolute necessity of evaluating our State’s performance based on both economic and social indicators. Read the report here.

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) has undertaken a strategic, whole of system review of the drug and alcohol treatment services sector (the Review). The Review final report identified a lack of clarity around the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth and state and territory governments and a need for further analysis and…

Safe Homes, Safe Families Implementation Plan (August 2015 – December 2016)

The Minister for Women, Jacquie Petrusma MP, and Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine APM launched the Safe Homes, Safe Families Implementation Plan (August 2015 – December 2016) on White Ribbon Day. This first Implementation Plan will support the Tasmanian Government’s vision for Tasmanians to live free from family violence through the delivery of Safe Homes,…

1800RESPECT

The rate of violence against women in Australia is unacceptable. But in 2015 it feels like national momentum is building to do more on this important issue. At 1800RESPECT, we know an important part of the solution lies in educating frontline workers about the role they can play in increasing the safety and support of…