Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum

On 11 December 2015, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to Recommendation 32 of the National Ice Taskforce’s Final Report, endorsing the implementation of a new Ministerial Forum to oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of Australia’s national drug policy frameworks, including the National Ice Action Strategy (NIAS) from 2016.

Page last updated: 22 December 2016

The Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum is co-Chaired by the Commonwealth Ministers with portfolio responsibility for alcohol and other drugs (AOD), and justice/law enforcement.

Membership consists of two Ministers from each jurisdiction, one each from the health/community services portfolios (with AOD policy responsibilities) and one from the justice/law enforcement portfolios.

The Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have a shared responsibility to build safe and healthy communities through the collaborative delivery and implementation of national strategic frameworks to reduce AOD related harms for all Australians.

The Forum will be supported by the National Drug Strategy Committee (NDSC) in the implementation and monitoring of these national strategic frameworks.

16 December 2016 - Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum Communique (Word 23 KB)
16 December 2016 - Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum Communique (PDF 134 KB)