National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

National Drug Strategy 2010-2015

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The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy approved the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 at its meeting held in Perth on 25 February 2011.

The strategy is the result of an extensive consultation process that began in December 2009 with the release of a consultation paper and concluded in December 2010 with the close of comments on a draft of the strategy.

The strategy maintains the cooperative venture between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, as well as the non-government sector, to build safe and healthy communities by minimising alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harms among individuals, families and communities.

It maintains the balanced approach between demand reduction, supply reduction and harm reduction that has underpinned the strategy since its inception in 1985. The strategy also continues the key partnership between health and law enforcement whilst acknowledging the importance of working with other sectors to address the complex causes and consequences of drug use.

The strategy renews commitments to building workforce capacity and evidence-based and evidence-informed practice. For the first time, it includes performance measures to provide broad measures of progress.

National Drug Strategy 2010-2015

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