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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

National body gives strong support to the roll out of Opal fuel

Date posted: 29 April 2011

The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) has strongly endorsed the view of the NPY Women's Council for sniffable fuel to be banned and for Opal fuel to be rolled out across the Central Australian Region. Assoc. Prof Ted Wilkes, NIDAC Chair, said "It is difficult to imagine anything more dangerous and potentially life debilitating than sniffing petrol. The impact on young Indigenous people and their families from the brain damage it can cause is tragic. The only humane response is to back the call from the women in the region that are left to care for the people harmed from petrol sniffing."


National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC)
215 City Walk
Civic Square
PO Box 205
Canberra ACT 2608
Ph: (02) 61669600
Fax: (02) 6162 2611


Last updated: 3 May 2011
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