Role

The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD):

  • reports directly to the Minister responsible for drugs and alcohol policy within the Health portfolio
  • provides confidential advice to the Minister on current and emerging drug and alcohol issues

The Terms of Reference state that ANACAD will:

  1. support the Australian Government by providing confidential, strategic, evidence-based advice on:
    1. alcohol and other drug trends 
    2. identified priorities of national importance
    3. alcohol and other drug issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  2. advise on policy and practice implementation and evaluation strategies that provide short-term demonstrable gains; and longer-term strategies that impact the alcohol and other drug pipeline
  3. advise and support the Australian Government’s contribution to the National Drug Strategy  and accompanying national frameworks
  4. provide advice on alcohol and other drug prevention and education activity, including activities to be progressed through the National Drugs Campaign
  5. report to the Australian Government through the portfolio Minister with policy responsibility for alcohol and other drug policy issues 
  6. provide an annual report to the Minister
  7. engage as appropriate with Indigenous experts on alcohol and other drug issues

Members

ANACAD members are experts with experience relating to drugs and alcohol.

Name Role

Mrs Kay Hull

Chair

Professor Steve Allsop

Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Robert Ali

Member

Mr John Rogerson

Member

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton

Member

Ms Jo Baxter

Member

Mr Frank Quinlan

Member

Detective Superintendent Anthony Fleming

Member

Dr James Fitzpatrick

Member

Associate Professor James Ward

Member

Ms Rebecca Lang

Member

Dr Nicole Lee

Member

Mr Jack Nagle

Member

Adjunct Associate Professor Pattie Hudson Observer

Summary of activities

Last updated: 
29 October 2019