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									                                                WEEKLY NEWS
                                                [ 21 JANUARY 2011 ]
Dear Colleagues

The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol
Committee (NIDAC) Weekly News for your info and distribution amongst your networks…


   Outback crusade: Indigenous licensing officer drives alcohol reform Of Substance
   When calamity strikes: the impact of disasters on substance abuse Of Substance
   Remote communities share their stories through video FAHCSIA
    Men’s wellness, women’s groups, youth pathways, night patrol, family...
   New Pub Precinct Begins in Alice Springs NT Government media release
   ...There are some signs that the amount of grog being put away by indigenous people is falling
    slightly... NT News
   Alice Springs' deputy mayor calls for "wet canteens" in remote communities to stop drinkers
    flooding the desert town NT News
   New survey results: Tasmanian’s two-month drinking binge The Mercury
   Angry Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council Deputy Mayor: call for indigenous voting boycott
     Torres News Online
   Melbourne Lord Mayor: alcohol and drug-fuelled violence Herald Sun
   Cape Town turns to Tennant for alcohol control measures ABC News
   Child alcohol facts kept hidden Courier Mail
   Accor hotels push indigenous jobs Carins News
   Police will use alcohol 'tip out' powers this Australia Day ABC News
   Police are concerned a dangerous drug nicknamed Dr Death on Streets of Perth Sydney
    Morning Herald
   Residents to fight alcohol bans ABC News
   Taskforce helps boost road safety message ABC News
   Unruly drinkers face bans from bars and pubs ABC News
   Cautious nod for kava treatment Canberra Times
   Opposition's $10m rehab pledge aims for total cure Sydney Morning Herald
   Ecstasy use on the rise in older students Adelaide Now
   Report finds dangerous levels of under-age drinking Canberra Times
   Anti-smoke ads for indigenous NT News
   Lung cancer rates up for women; cancer in indigenous people is complex and under-researched
    North Shore Times
   Fresh assault on anti-smoking laws Sydney Morning Herald


   Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Training
    The Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association (RRFFADA) in conjunction with
    NOFASARD have developed the first publicly available FASD training in Australia. Details: or contact Elizabeth on 0412 550 540.
   CHC50208 Diploma in Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs) 2011
   Menzies School of Health Research: Are you interested in postgraduate public health training
    in 2011? Details email:
   SMART Recovery Facilitator Training: program focuses on changing irrational thinking and
    behaviours and achieving a healthy lifestyle balance.


   Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust
    Applications for 2011/2012 close 28/1/11. Details:
   'Knowledge is Power': NSWALC Scholarships Open For 2011
    The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is offering educational and vocational scholarships.
   Roberta Sykes Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship
    Applications close 31/1/11. Details:
   Scholarship open for Aboriginal students - Tasmania


   Adelaide Lakeside Symposium 9 February, 2011, Adelaide, SA
    AOD issues, including Aboriginal AOD topics
   2nd Sports & Alcohol Conference 9 - 11 February 2011 Massey University, Albany Campus,
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Details: website or click here or click here.
   VAADA Conference 2011 17 - 18 February 2011 Melbourne, VIC
   Law and Justice within Indigenous Communities Conference 23 - 24 February 2011, Darwin, NT
   4th International Conference on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    2 – 5 March 2011, Vancouver, Canada
   AIC Conference - Young people, risk and resilience: The challenges of alcohol drugs and
    violence 7 - 8 March, 2011 Melbourne, VIC
   2011 Drugs Policy Modelling Program Research Symposium 18 March 2011, Sydney, NSW
   The 2nd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 29 March 2011, Darwin, NT
   Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) 37th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium
    11 - 15 April 2011 Melbourne, VIC
   6th International Conference on Drugs and Young People: Making the Connections
    2 - 4 May 2011 Melbourne, VIC
    Details: click here or click here or visit
   5th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
    23-24 May 2011, Utrecht, Netherlands; hosted by the Trimbos Institute
   Annual Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 30-31 May, 2011 Mackay, QLD
   Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Conference June 2011
   Drug Action Week 2011: Looking After Your Mind 19 - 25 June, 2011
   NAIDOC Week 2011 3-10 July, 2011
   2011 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference 18-20 October 2011, Brisbane
    Oceania region’s foremost leadership summit on tobacco control. The conference is expected
    to inspire new partnerships in tobacco control, continuing the agenda for change agreed at the
    2009 Conference. If you want to influence action on smoking and improve international
    standards in preventative health, express your interest in pre-conference workshops and
    meetings on 17th October by contacting
   Outback crusade: Indigenous licensing officer drives alcohol reform page 24, Of Substance
   When calamity strikes: the impact of disasters on substance abuse page 20, Of Substance
   Report: Juveniles in detention 1981, 2008 AIC
   Publication: Diversion programs for Indigenous women AIC
   Community safety in Australian Indigenous communities: Service providers’ perceptions AIC
   Report: An evaluation of the Katherine Alcohol Management Plan and Liquor Supply Plan
   Safe and sober support service: evaluation and data systems research project (page 7) Dennis
    Gray, Ted Wilkes, Anna Stearne and David Hay NDRI
   Factors associated with continued solvent use in Indigenous petrol sniffers following treatment
    Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs
   Report on the National Minimum Data Set, Alcohol and other drug treatment AIHW
   Community safety in Australian Indigenous communities: Service providers’ perceptions AIC
   Adolescents with sexually abusive behaviours and their families: best interests case practice
    model: specialist practice resource Department of Human Services, Melbourne

Your life, your culture, you choose!
Indigenous component of the Australian Government’s National Binge Drinking Campaign, including
community events and resources for youth services.
The National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee site with links to Indigenous drug and alcohol
reports and resources.
The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) site with numerous links to AOD information across
National Drug Sector Information Service
Supporting those who work to prevent or reduce the harm to individuals, families, communities and
the nation caused by alcohol and other drugs.
Of Substance
Independent AOD magazine with the latest up to date information (free subscription).

Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the national peak body for the alcohol and
other drugs sector, providing policy and advocacy services.
Qld Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation for non-
government alcohol and drug agencies.
Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organization for approx 120 alcohol and
drug organizations in NSW.
NSW Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (ADAN)
ATDC is the peak body for the non-government, not-for-profit Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug
(ATOD) sector in Tasmania.
The Victorian Drug and Alcohol Association is the peak organisation for non-government alcohol and
drug agencies in Victoria.
WA Network of Alcohol and Drugs Association is the peak body for the alcohol and other drug sector
in Western Australia.
SA Network of Drug and Alcohol Services is the peak body for non-government alcohol and drug

Australian Government alcohol and drug resources can be ordered through National Mail and
Marketing hotline on (02) 6269 1000 or email:
Click here for Alcohol related publications
Click here for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders resources and publications: NOFASARD, rffada and
               Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
Click here for Tobacco related publications
Click here for OATSIH Publications
An Indigenous Services Database and Other Resources:
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) has compiled a comprehensive
database on Australia wide Indigenous Services, training and resources. To access the database visit To order your free copy of the CD Rom, please contact NCETA
reception by email or phone 08 8201 7535.

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