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ATDC Submission to the One Health System Green Paper

The ATDC has made a submission to the One Health System Green Paper.  Submission Highlights include: 1. The commissioning of community sector alcohol and drug services should be transferred completely from the Alcohol and Drug Service to the Department of Health and Human Services. 2. It should be a priority under this review to deploy the…

Commissioner for Children’s “Have Your Say” Regional Advisory Groups

Do you know someone under 18 that would be interested in sharing their views on issues for children and young people? The new Commissioner for Children, Mark Morrissey, would like to invite you to assist him with establishing a new way of hearing children and young people’s voices across Tasmania about the issues they face…

ATDC Submission to the review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990

The ATDC welcomed the opportunity to provide a response to the Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 – Proposal Paper. We believe this to be appropriate as the stakeholders we represent have a unique understanding of the impact of liquor licencing decisions upon the people living in our communities. It is the ATDC member…

New Publication – Synergy

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released a new publication called Synergy.  It is a quarterly publication that covers news in the Mental Health and Alchohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs sectors.  The ATDC CEO Jann Smith is featured on page four.  You can view the publication online at the DHHS site.

Call for abstracts for Lives Lived Well 2015 Australian Winter School

Are you involved in delivering innovative drug and alcohol services or programs? Want to contribute to the dialogue on the latest thinking and practices in AOD treatment? Lives Lived Well is looking for conference speakers and workshops to inspire delegates and introduce them to new ideas and ways of thinking and working. They are seeking abstracts from people…

2014 National Alcohol Policy Scorecard

The National Alcohol Policy Scorecard was released on 8 January 2015 and showed Tasmania is not holding our ground, despite it being a priority for Tasmania.The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol’s National Alcohol Policy Scorecard provides an assessment of how well Australian jurisdictions are currently doing in their policy responses to reduce alcohol-related harm…

Skills Fund Funded Qualifications and Skill Sets

Submissions have been made for the Skills Fund 2015 and two applications have been submitted in conjunction with registered training organisations. The ATDC has data from the Workforce Survey about worker interest in enrolling in qualifications, but needs more concrete commitment from those wishing to undertake these qualifications in 2015. Expressions of interest may still…