National Drug Strategy

Australia's National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 provides a national framework to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of drugs in Australian society.

Page last updated: 18 August 2010

The strategy is a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments, non-government organisations, and private industry. It adopts a comprehensive approach to reducing and preventing drug-related harm, encompassing licit drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceuticals as well as illicit drugs. The strategy includes a range of strategies that cross health, law enforcement and education.

The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy is developing the next phase of the strategy.

More information is available on the National Drug Strategy website at

Page last reviewed: 18 August 2010

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