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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol (NIDAC) conference



The conference is organised by the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC). The theme of the conference is Beyond 2012: leading the way to action. It will aim to highlight how the sector is able to lead the way to action in addressing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and its associated harms among Indigenous Australians.

The conference will provide an opportunity to:

Subsidy grants are available for people from rural or remote areas. See link below.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

Avinna Trzesinski, Michelle Catto, Andrea MacRae and Naoibh McLoughlin from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH), held a HealthInfoNet café on all three days of the 2nd NIDAC conference in Perth on the 6-8 June 2012. The conference was well attended by over 400 delegates from across the country currently working in the alcohol and other drug sector, showcasing their innovative research, programs and resources that are making a difference for Indigenous Australians.

Delegates were interested in connecting with other people by signing up to the AIH substance use yarning place, and were interested in learning about information accessible on the HealthInfoNet website, particularly the reviews on alcohol, illicit drug use and volatile substance use. Another area of noted interest was justice and offender health.

Director, Professor Neil Thomson, presented at the conference where he introduced the HealthInfoNet website and encouraged those professionals producing publications and resources relevant to Indigenous substance use to disseminate their work through the site.

Avinna showing Lockie the AIH website HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Thomson, presenting at NIDAC Kit-e shows some of the materials collected from the AIH stand Riani from Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation and Jenni from Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service. Wanita and Naoibh at the AIH stand
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


NIDAC conference office
c/o Eventcorp Pty Ltd
2a/15 Anthony Street
West End QLD 4101
PO Box 3873
South Brisbane BC QLD 4101
Ph: (07) 3334 4400
Fax: (07) 3334 4499


Last updated: 2 July 2012
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