The ACT Government has invited stakeholders to share their views to inform priorities for investment in services and infrastructure for the 2019-20 ACT Budget. As per previous years, the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) will be making a written submission to the budget consultation.
ATODA will be using a range of mechanisms (e.g. survey, stakeholder meetings, advisory groups, recent submission to the ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan) to inform its submission highlighting key priorities for a stronger and more effective response to preventing and reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harms in the ACT, including:
Utilising information from recent consultations
ATODA recently made submission to ACT Health in relation to the draft ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan which was informed by 5 x stakeholder consultations (between March – July 2018). These consultations identified alcohol, tobacco and other drug policy and resource priorities; information will also be used to inform the drafting of the ATODA submission to the ACT Budget 2019-2020.
To see the ATODA submissions to the draft ACT Drug Strategy Actions Plans see:
- For the February 2018 dated (by invitation) consultation: http://www.atoda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ATODA-submission-Draft-Drug-Strategy-Action-Plan-March-2018-Final-1.pdf
- For the August 2018 public consultation: http://www.atoda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ATODA_DSAP_Submission_Fin_030818-1.pdf
The survey seeks to identify stakeholder priorities for a stronger and more effective response to preventing and reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harms in the ACT. It includes two questions and will take only 5/10 minutes to complete.
Close date: This survey closes on Monday 1 October 2018.
To complete the survey, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019-20_ATODA_Submission_to_the_ACT_Budget_Consultation
ATODA will engage with specialist AOD workers through a consultation at the October 2018 ACT ATOD Workers Group. A further consultation will be held with the Executives of specialist ACT ATOD services at an upcoming meeting.
Additionally, stakeholders are invited to contact ATODA CEO, Carrie Fowlie on firstname.lastname@example.org or 6249 6358 to raise further priorities for consideration as part of the ATODA submission to the ACT Budget 2019 – 2020.
ACT Government Budget Consultation Process 2019-2020
ATODA also encourages members and stakeholders to provide input via the ACT Government Your Say website.
Submissions close 31 October 2018.
ATODA is the peak body for the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector in the ACT. ATODA seeks to promote health through preventing and reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harms. For further information about ATODA visit http://www.atoda.org.au/
If you require further information please contact Carrie Fowlie, CEO on email@example.com or (02) 6255 4070.