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Breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse in Indigenous communities activity

 

Overview

The Federal Government provided $20 million in funding over three years (2011-12 to 2013-14) to support community-led solutions for tackling alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Funding was provided to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to work with government and non-profit organisations in order to develop and implement AOD management plans and provide prevention programs to tackle young people AOD use.

The funding program aimed to:

This funding included $1.3 million for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to administer the program, and to implement a national framework for tackling alcohol and other drug use through the council of Australian Governments.

Contacts

Department of Social Services
PO Box 7576
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
Ph: 1300 653 227

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Last updated: 26 August 2014
 
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