National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 Roundtable Consultation Report
5.1 Mission Statement
All roundtables expressed support for the continued relevance of the three core pillars of supply reduction, demand reduction and harm reduction. Participants considered that as the key activities of the NDS are associated with the core pillars of supply reduction, demand reduction and harm reduction, that these should form the central theme of the NDS. At present there was a view that this connection is somewhat diluted due to the NDS comprising a suite of objectives, priority areas, and an overarching mission statement, which are not well integrated. On that basis many participants sought an updated mission statement, which is linked to a set of high level objectives drawn directly from the three pillars (as outlined below), which would then further link to a core set of actions:
- reduce harmful drug use;
- control and regulate the supply of licit drugs and reduce the supply of illicit drugs; and
- undertake early interventions to prevent the uptake of harmful drug use.