Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs
The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy is supported by the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD). The IGCD provides policy advice to Ministers on the full range of drug-related matters and is responsible for implementing the National Drug Strategic Framework. This Committee consists of senior officers representing health and law enforcement in each Australian jurisdiction and people with expertise in identified priority areas including representatives of the Australian Customs Service, the Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and the Department of Education, Science and Training.
Terms of ReferenceThe IGCD was established in its current format in 1998 with the following Terms of Reference modified from those originally specified for its predecessor, the National Drug Strategy Committee (NDSC):
- To develop proposals for and oversee implementation of the National Drug Strategic Framework
- To provide policy advice to Ministers and develop proposals for recommendation to Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS) on licit and illicit drug matters, and implement decisions of the MCDS
- To liaise with other intergovernmental agencies on matters relevant to the National Drug Strategic Framework and to consult with the non-government sector, including the Australian National Council on Drugs
- To prioritise and coordinate activities across the National Expert Advisory Committees on behalf of the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS) and
- To coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of the National Drug Action Plans.
- Standing Committees and Working Group Terms of Reference
- Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs - Meeting Communique, 9 and 10 August 2011
- Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs membership at 1 January 2012
A list of Chair, Deputy Chair and members of the IGCD.