National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 Roundtable Consultation Report
4 Background and Introduction
The National Drug Strategy (NDS) Roundtables were conducted on behalf of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Drug Strategy Development Working Groups. The roundtables were part of a series of face to face consultations with expert stakeholders and the broader community on the directions of the NDS 2010 – 2015. The consultations were designed to follow up on the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy National Drug Strategy consultation paper issued in December 2009.
The consultation paper invited public submissions on a number of issues:
- how new and emerging issues might impact upon patterns of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drug use and misuse of licit substances in the next five years, and appropriate responses to these patterns; and
- the top priorities for action during the next five years.
The submissions are published at the National Drug Strategy Website.
The roundtable consultations where conducted in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on 15th, 21st and 23rd April 2010 respectively. Each roundtable asked the participants to address the questions raised in the Consultation Paper as well as consider the mission statement, scope, objectives, principles and priorities of the NDS.