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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP)



The Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP) is a voluntary treatment program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have appeared in either the magistrates court for alcohol related offences, or the children's court for child protection matters where alcohol use plays a part. The program began in July 2007, and involves various Queensland (Qld) government departments and agencies, including Qld Health and Qld Corrective Services.

Participants are referred to the program through the criminal justice or the child protection systems. The program has two streams:

The program is available in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton.

Abstract adapted from Legal Aid Queensland


Legal Aid Queensland
Head Office
44 Herschel Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
GPO Box 2449
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3238 3500
Ph: 1300 650 143 (Indigenous information line)
Fax: (07) 3238 3014

Related publications

Indigenous alcohol diversion program: your health, your future (2007)

Queensland Government

Queensland Police Service (2010)

Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP) recidivism study.

Brisbane: Queensland Police Service

Evaluated publications

Success Works (2010)

Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program : final summative evaluation report.

Brisbane: Queensland Government


Last updated: 3 August 2015
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