National Drug Strategic Framework
The National Drug Strategic Framework provides a vision and direction for governments and non-government organisations in developing strategies and allocating resources for the prevention and reduction of the harmful effects of substance use on Australian society.
The principle of harm minimisation has formed the basis of the National Drug Strategy since 1985. Australia implements a comprehensive and balanced approach between the reduction of supply, demand and harm associated with the use of drugs across sectors and jurisdictions.
In November 1998, after extensive community, industry, government and non-government sector consultation, the National Drug Strategic Framework (NDSF) 1998-99 to 2003-2004 was endorsed. The NDSF was followed by the National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 which provided a framework for a coordinated, integrated approach to drug issues in the Australian community.
On 25 February 2011 the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 was endorsed by the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy.
Links to reports and key strategies
Links to information on other strategies
See also the publications page for specific NDS strategy publications.
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