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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…

Punching above our weight – Australasian Awards for excellence in reducing alcohol and other drug harms

Punching above our weight – Australasian Awards for excellence in reducing alcohol and other drug harms Internationally renowned researchers, an Aboriginal addictions counsellor, a young leader researching alcohol and energy drink use, and the first alcohol and other drug nurse practitioner in her state were recognised with prestigious awards from their field last week at the…

The First National Drug Policing Survey

  Calling all festival and club goers. If you’re aged 18+, live in Australia and have been to at least one festival and club in the last year, join the first national drug policing survey. The Australian government expends an estimated $1.7 billion on responding to illicit drugs every year, with policing comprising 64% of…

Suicide Prevention Strategies Survey

The Tasmanian Government has identified a suite of suicide prevention initiatives to undertake this term. These include the development of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Tasmanian Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Workforce Development and Training Plan. A series of consultations have been arranged to ensure that services are engaged in…