National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025

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The Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) invites feedback on the draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025.

Word version: Draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025 (Word 317 KB)
PDF version: Draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025 (PDF 645 KB large file)

The draft strategy has been developed drawing upon extensive stakeholder input through earlier consultative processes, and has been approved by the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Council for public consultation.

The draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025 describes a nationally agreed harm minimisation approach to reducing the harm arising from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. As well as outlining the national commitment to the harm minimisation approach, the strategy describes priority actions, groups and drug types and summarises effective demand, supply and harm reduction strategies. The strategy also includes headline indicators to monitor success.

Feedback will inform the further refinement of the strategy prior to its endorsement and release.

It should also be noted that separate to this process, the National Ice Taskforce, established by the Australian Government, is currently developing responses to crystal methamphetamine. The Taskforce's report and its implications for the National Drug Strategy will be considered through a parallel consultative approach led by the Australian Government.

How to provide feedback

  1. Download the draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025
  2. Your opportunity for feedback will run from 30 September 2015 to 27 October 2015 (5pm EST). Please ensure you submit any comments prior to the closing date.
  3. You can provide your feedback by either:
    1. Completing a short online survey (expected timeframe: 10 minutes).
    2. Preparing a written submission. Written submissions should be sent to:
      Darren Button
      Associate Director
      Health Outcomes International
      email Darren Button
      Should you like clarification you can call Darren on 08 8363 3699
  4. Should you elect to provide a written submission, your response can be provided in Microsoft Word, PDF or email format, and should at a minimum:
    1. Identify the name and organisation providing the response
    2. Provide contact details (both telephone and email) for further queries regarding the response
    3. Where possible clearly cross reference your comments to specific elements of the draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025.

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