The National Drug Strategy 2010-2015: consultation draft
A framework for action on alcohol, tobacco, illegal and other drugs.
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Victoria was unable to agree to the release of this draft prior to the calling of that state's election and going into caretaker.
Introduction and invitation for submissionsThe Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy is releasing this draft of the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 for consultation with stakeholders and the community.
The draft has been developed following a period of initial consultation involving:
- The release of a consultation paper in December 2009
- A public submission process which closed at the end of February 2010
- Roundtables with stakeholders in April 2010
National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 Consultations
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Council of Australian Government (COAG) reformsReaders should note that COAG reforms currently under consideration may impact on the finalisation of aspects of the strategy. In April 2010:
- COAG agreed to reform its Ministerial Council structure by March 2011, which may affect the future governance of the National Drug Strategy.
- As part of the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement, the Commonwealth, states and territories (with the exception of Western Australia) committed to undertaking further work to consider the following services, either for transfer to the Commonwealth or for strong national reform efforts with current roles and responsibilities, with a recommendation to be put to COAG in December 2010:
- community health promotion and population health programs including preventive health, in order to determine how to maximise the value of the new National Health and Hospitals Network and National Preventive Health Agency and
- drug and alcohol treatment services.