January 13, 2015

NEW NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNCIL ANNOUNCED

In December last year the Hon Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, announced a new look advisory council on drugs and alcohol identifying methamphetamine - in particular "ice" - as its priority focus.  Formerly the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD), the new Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs (ANACAD) will have the role of providing advice to the Government on a range of national drug and alcohol issues, including emerging issues and new substances. In her media release Minister Nash acknowledged the outgoing Chair , Dr John Herron AO, and announced the new chair as former National Party MP Ms Kay Hull, who controversially champions an abstinence policy on drugs over harm minimisation.

Read the full media release outlining the new Council membership here