Archived ANCD Website

The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) was established as part of the Federal Government’s response to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the community. It played a critical role in ensuring the views of the many sectors involved in addressing drug and alcohol problems, as well as the community, were heard.

An important component of the ANCD’s work was to ensure that policies, strategies and directions in the drug and alcohol field were consistent with the National drug strategic framework.

The ANCD website provided information on drug use in Australia, news and events, and reports and publications.

In December 2014, ANCD was defunded which led to the closing of their website. The content from the ANCD website has been archived by ATODA and is available for download.

About ANCD

 

News

+Archives

A Big Boost for Tackling Local Drug Problems Webpage

A Potent Top End Mix: Kava, Petrol and Alcohol Webpage

A Statement by the ANCD – 9 November 2005 Webpage

A Statement by the ANCD – 6 March 2006 Webpage

A Time to Celebrate Australia’s Achievements! Webpage

Address to the National Press Club – 31 January 2007

Advisors Appointed to the Australian National Council on Drugs – 31 October 2007 Webpage

Alcohol and the Preventative Health Taskforce – 24 Sep 2009

Alcohol tax: a public health issue 17 August 2000

All football codes must invest more in preparing players… 

ALP Plan: Principles Supported but Legal Drugs Need More Attention: National Council Webpage

ANCD Asia-Pacific Drug Issues Committee membership announcement

ANCD drug forum: public liability insurance threatening services

ANCD given role to turn drug research into practice

ANCD honoured with IFNGO Presidency – 20 July 2009

ANCD launched Homeless Information Portal – 31 October 2008

ANCD releases major report on compulsory treatment in Australia

ANCD urges Australians to share their Positive Stories – August 2008

ANCD welcomes launch of South Australia’s diversion program

Anti-drug campaigns work by provoking people close to users – 29 Sep 2007

Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF) Webpage

Asia-Pacific report

Australia at risk of increased quantities of heroin coming in – March 2009

Australia commemorates 20 years of needle syringe programs

Australian National Council on Drugs recognises important contributions to reducing overdoses and saving lives – 29 August 2008

Australian National Council on Drugs welcomes national approach to illicit drug use

Battle against drugs needs realistic approach – 23 Aug 2008

Bold Trial Brings Success to Needle Exchange Program – 18 Nov 2008, The Australian

Brisbane 2005 meeting communiqué

Brown heroin reignites drugs worry – 31 Jan 2009

Budget bonus for drugs: psych, speed and the bush given priority

Children pay the price of our addiction to prisons

Closing the Hidden Gap – 3 Jul 2009

Communiqué – August 2010

Communiqué – February 2009

Communiqué – June 2006

Communiqué – June 2008

Communiqué – March 2008

Communiqué – May 2009

Communiqué – May 2010

Communiqué – November 2008

Communiqué – November 2009

Communiqué – September 2006

Communiqué – September 2007

Communiqué – September 2008

Communiqué – September 2009

Communiqué – December 2007

Council calls for more co-operation and money to tackle Indigenous issues

Cutting Alcohol Abuse and Violence – 20 Oct 2007

Diversion practices as an alternative means of dealing with drug offenders

Driving under the influence – It’s our responsibility – 19 June 2010

Drug Council endorse plan of action to address substance abuse

Drug testing in schools – 26 March 2008

Drug tests make no sense – 27 March 2008

Drug use in the family

Drugs and politics time for a better approach

Drugs Council marks U.N. Day Against Drug Abuse

Drugs Council welcomes Ministerial commitment to diversion

Drugs: do you know what they’ll do to you?

Drunken visits to emergency departments a ‘phenomenal burden’ heading to Christmas

‘Drug Treatment More Available Than Ever Before’ as Government Expands Funding to NGO Sector Webpage

End our jailhouse blues – 28 April 2008

Facts on Cannabis

Families fractured by drug use lack support

Families in need of support – 25 February 2008

Federal Budget: a real boost – the commitment continues

Federal Budget announcement very welcome but ‘more to do yet’

Focus on rural and regional Australia

From the Chair and Deputy Chair

Heroin: flood or drought?

Illicit Drug Report – 11 June 2009

Indigenous People can Lead the Way to Better Future – 16 June 2010

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions – 13 April 2010

Injecting room should not become a circus

It’s time: National Council calls for warning labels on alcohol

Jobs of Substance – 26 May 2010

Keeping Indigenous youth our of custody

Lesson should be learnt – reduced drug use equals reduced crime

Let’s get serious about tackling Indigenous substance misuse in the Northern Territory

Lock em’ up policy is bad for everyone – 28 December 2010

Major Watters retires as National Council Chairman

Mapping of Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Projects completed

Media reporting on drug and alcohol issues

Mentally ill, like others, deserve the opportunity to recover – 5 October 2009

Methadone endorsed by drugs Council

National alcohol campaign – 3 December 2008

National announcement on heroin overdoses

National Campaign media release

National Council applauds investment in top end

National Council Awards $70,000 to Rural and Regional AOD Workers Webpage

National Council backs investment on needle programs

National Council calls for a focus on families and support for needle exchange programs

National Council calls for evidence based decisions in current drug debate

National Council commends petrol sniffing initiative

National Council commends Victorian Government on its commitment to Diversion Initiative

National Council commends Victorian workforce

National Council congratulates Police and Customs

National Council contributes $70,000 to rural and regional AOD workforce development

National Council hosts drug forums in Brisbane

National Council maps it out for treatment!

National Council meets in Adelaide

National Council meets in Perth

National Council meets with new Health Minister

National Council Meets with Frontline Workers Webpage

National Council Praise for NSW drug summit response

National Council releases Australian Drug and Alcohol Charter

National Council support for alcohol campaign

National Council support for top end drug policy

National Council targets federal election, alcohol advertising, Indigenous issues and tobacco warnings

National Council: Treatment Works Week announcement

National Council warns on the links between tobacco and illicit drug use

National Council welcomes focus on Indigenous substance misuse issues by community controlled organisations

National councils launch report ‘Dealing with risk’

National Drug Council looks to 2001

National Drug Council meets in our nation’s centre

National Drug Council publishes report on how resources are and could be allocated to treatment services

National Drug Council re-affirms support for National Strategy

National Drug Council welcomes alcohol industry involvement

National Drug Council welcomes alcohol onto the agenda

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee membership announcement

National Survey: declining drug use continues

National survey: Drug use down but booze up continues

Needle and Syringe Programs – 2 November 2009

New Chair welcomed by Australian National Council on Drugs

New drug funding targets prevention, support and assistance to families

New look Council meets in Canberra

New National Alliance formed to reduce harm from alcohol – 14 March 2010

New treatments for heroin: a call for restraint

Nigel Dick AM wins the Prime Minister’s award

Non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector – 21 May 2009

Of Substance Management Board and Editorial Reference Group membership announcement

Official launch of national magazine on drug and alcohol issues ‘Of Substance’

Our drugs workforce – value for money; but valued by the community?

Opinion Piece: Why Would You Listen to Alcohol Lobbyists on Health Issues – 29 July 2008, The Age

Parliamentary forum discusses justice and drugs – 16 October 2008

PDARN 2009 – The network continues to expand across the Pacific – 14 July 2009

PDARN 2010 – A successful and significant Pacific meeting – 9 September 2010

Pharmacotherapy maintenance treatment in Australia – Media release – 17th August 2009

Policy must recognise link between drugs and development – 8 December 2007

Positive Stories:  A website to inspire others!

Prisons: The next frontier

Queensland diversion announcement has National Drugs Council support

‘REDI’ To Go To School: New Resource Welcomed by National Council Webpage

Reducing the supply of illegal drugs – a billion dollar return

Rehab, not jail, best for drug abuse – 28 March 2009

Rural and regional drug issues deserve focused strategy: ANCD

Situational analysis of drug and alcohol issues and responses in the Pacific 2008-2009 – 18 March 2010

Smoking marijuana doesn’t deserve a life sentence – 26 October 2010

Speech at release of Needle & syringe Study – 22 October 2009

Special focus needed for LGBTI and HIV-positive in aged care: report

Statement by the Australian National Council on Drugs

Strong National Council support for Federal Government Diversion Initiative

Strong support for Aurukun and Qld Government on grog plan 

Taxes the answer to alcohol abuse – 17 October 2009

The 2008 Federal Budget – 13 May 2008

The 2009 Federal Budget – 14 May 2009

The Nanny State argument is fundamentally flawed – 17 December 2009

Time for alcohol industry to kick in: National Council

Time for the alcohol industry to help out: National Council

Time to get tough on booze – 5 October 2009

Time to promote the positives!

Top end families high on National Council’s agenda

Top police, health and drug officials agree on priorities

Tough law and order policies aren’t working – 24 December 2009

Treatment for heroin and opioid users

‘Treatment Working’ as Government Backs NGOs Webpage

United front on tackling heroin overdoses

Welcome assistance for non-government organisations

Youth drug use – more than just a health issue

+Media Release

2nd Australian Needle and Syringe Program Return on Investment Study – 4 May 2012

2nd Australian Needle and Syringe Program Return on Investment Study – 25 June 2012

24th IFNGO Conference – November 2011

A big boost for tackling local drug problems

A potent top end mix: kava, petrol and alcohol

A statement by the ANCD

A time to celebrate Australia’s achievements!

Address to the National Press Club

Advisors appointed to the Australian National Council on Drugs – 31 October 2007

Alcohol Action Plan – 20 November 2013

Alcohol and the Preventative Health Taskforce – 24 Sep 2009

Alcohol-fuelled violence: first we must admit we have a problem – 17 December 2013

Alcohol tax: a public health issue

All football codes must invest more in preparing players

ALP plan: principles supported but legal drugs need more attention: National Council

An opportunity for all Australians to share their story – 25 September 2014

ANCD Asia-Pacific Drug Issues Committee membership announcement

ANCD Committees Announcement – 4 July 2011

ANCD drug forum: public liability insurance threatening services

ANCD given role to turn drug research into practice

ANCD honoured with IFNGO Presidency – 20 July 2009

ANCD launches Homeless Information Portal – 31 October 2008

ANCD releases major report on compulsory treatment in Australia

ANCD urges Australians to share their Positive Stories – August 2008

ANCD welcomes launch of South Australia’s diversion program

Anti-drug campaigns work by provoking people close to users  – 29 Sep 2007

Asia-Pacific report

Australia at risk of increased quantities of heroin coming in – March 2009

Australia commemorates 20 years of needle syringe programs

Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF)

Australian National Council on Drugs recognises important contributions to reducing overdoses and saving lives – 29 August 2008

Australian National Council on Drugs welcomes national approach to illicit drug use

Battle against drugs needs realistic approach – 23 Aug 2008

Bold trial brings success to needle exchange program – 18 Nov 2006

Brisbane 2005 meeting communiqué

Brown heroin reignites drugs worry – 31 Jan 2009

Budget bonus for drugs: psych, speed and the bush given priority

Children pay the price of our addiction to prisons – 5 June 2008

Closing the Hidden Gap – 3 Jul 2009

Council calls for more co-operation and money to tackle Indigenous issues

Cutting Alcohol Abuse and Violence – 20 Oct 2007

Disarming the best weapon in war against HIV – 25 October 2013

Diversion practices as an alternative means of dealing with drug offenders

Driving under the influence – it’s our responsibility – 19 June 2010

Drug and alcohol reports of national interest – 25 August 2014

Drug Council endorse plan of action to address substance abuse

Drug rescue program must be open to work – 28 September 2011

Drug testing in schools  – 26 March 2008

Drug tests make no sense – 27 Mar 2008

Drug use in the family 

Drugs and Development  – 27 June 2011

Drugs and politics time for a better approach

Drugs Council marks U.N. Day Against Drug Abuse

Drugs Council welcomes Ministerial commitment to diversion

Drugs: do you know what they’ll do to you?

‘Drug treatment more available than ever before’ as Government expands funding to NGO sector

End our jailhouse blues – 28 Apr 2008

Facts on Cannabis

Families fractured by drug use lack support

Families in need of support – 25 February 2008

Federal Budget announcement very welcome but ‘more to do yet’

Federal budget: a real boost – the commitment continues

Focus on rural and regional Australia

From the Chair and Deputy Chair

Getting back ahead of the curve – 6 September 2011

Heroin: flood or drought?

Honour Roll, National Drug and Alcohol Awards – 21 June 2013

Illicit Drug Report – 11 June 2009

Indigenous People can lead the way to better future – 16 June 2010

Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions – 13 April 2010

Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians – 27 April 2011

Injecting room should not become a circus

It’s time: National Council calls for warning labels on alcohol

Jail costly way to tackle scourge – 12 February 2013

Job of substance – 26 May 2010

Keeping Indigenous youth out of custody

Lesson should be learnt – reduced drug use equals reduced crime

Let’s get serious about tackling Indigenous Substance Misuse in the Northern Territory – Oct 2007

Lock en’ Up policy is bad for everyone – 28 December 2010

Major Watters retires as National Council Chairman

Mapping of Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Projects completed

Media reporting on drug and alcohol issues

Mentally ill, like others, deserve the opportunity to recover – 5 Oct 2009

Methadone endorsed by drugs Council

National advisory body urges government and service providers to take action to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder – 6 June 2012

National alcohol campaign – 3 December 2008

National announcement on heroin overdoses

National Campaign media release

National Council applauds investment in top end

National Council awards $70,000 to rural and regional AOD workers

National Council backs investment on needle programs

National Council backs needle programs

National Council calls for a focus on families and support for needle exchange programs

National Council calls for evidence based decisions in current drug debate

National Council commends petrol sniffing initiative

National Council commends Victorian Government on its commitment to Diversion Initiative

National Council commends Victorian workforce

National Council congratulates Police and Customs

National Council contributes $70,000 to rural and regional AOD workforce development

National Council hosts drug forums in Brisbane

National Council maps it out for treatment!

National Council meets in Adelaide

National Council meets in Perth

National Council meets with frontline workers

National Council meets with new Health Minister

National Council praise for NSW drug summit response

National Council releases Australian Drug and Alcohol Charter

National Council support for alcohol campaign

National Council support for top en drug policy

National Council targets federal election, alcohol advertising, Indigenous issues and tobacco warnings

National Council warns on the links between tobacco and illicit drug use

National Council welcomes focus on Indigenous substance misuse issues by community controlled organisations

National Council: Treatment Works Week announcement

National Councils launch report ‘Dealing with risk’

National Drug Council looks to 2001

National Drug Council meets in our nation’s centre

National Drug Council publishes report on how resources are and could be allocated to treatment services

National Drug Council re-affirms support for National Strategy

National Drug Council welcomes alcohol industry involvement

National Drug Council welcomes alcohol onto the agenda

National Survey: declining drug use continues

National Survey: Drug use down but booze up continues

Needle and Syringe Programs – 2 Nov 2009

Needle and Syringe Programs  – 17 October 2013

New Chair welcomed by Australian National Council on Drugs

New Drug funding targets prevention, support and assistance to families

New look Council meets in Canberra

New National Alliance formed to reduce harm from alcohol – 14 March 2010

New treatments for heroin: a call for restraint

Nigel Dick AM wins the Prime Minister’s award

No hard sell needed to rehabilitate, not lock up, Indigenous offenders

Non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector – 21 May 2009

Of Substance Management Board and Editorial Reference Group membership announcement

Official launch of national magazine on drug and alcohol issues ‘Of Substance’

Our drugs workforce – value for money; but valued by the community?

Parents of drug addicts need our help – 15 June 2011

Parliamentary forum discusses justice and drugs – 16 October 2008

PDARN 2009 – The network continues to expand across the Pacific – 14 July 2009

PDARN 2010 – A successful and significant Pacific meeting – 9 September 2010

PDARN 2011 – The Pacific Drugs and alcohol: a rising tide of harm – 2 September 2011

Pharmacotherapy Maintenance Treatment in Australia – Media release – 17th August 2009

Police must recognise link between drugs and development – 8 Dec 2007

Positive Stories: A website to inspire others!

Prevention the only hope for young offenders, because cure is failing – 2 May 2012

Prime Minister’s Award, National Drug and Alcohol Awards – 21 June 2013

Prisons: The next frontier

Protecting our investment in Treatment by Reducing Employment Barriers – 1 August 2013

Queensland diversion announcement has National Drugs Council support

‘REDI’ to go to school

Reducing barriers to employment – increasing opportunities for all – 1 August 2013

Reducing the supply of illegal drugs – a billion dollar return

Rehab, not jail, best for drug abuse – 28 Mar 2009

Rural and regional drug issues deserve focused strategy: ANCD

School fundraising and alcohol – 2 March 2011

School Principals’ Report – 6 March 2014

Situational analysis of drug and alcohol issues and responses in the Pacific 2008-2009 – 18 March 2010

Smoking marijuana doesn’t deserve a life sentence – 26 October 2010

Special advisor on employment participation appointed – 25 January 2012

Speech at release of Needle & syringe Study – 22 Oct 2009

Statement by the Australian National Council on Drugs

Strong National Council support for Federal Government Diversion Initiative

Strong support for Aurukun and Qld Government on grog plan

Strong support for Operation Unite – 5 December 2012

Supply, Demand and Harm Reduction in Australian Prisons – 28 August 2012

Taxes the answer to alcohol abuse – 17 Oct 2009

The 2008 Federal Budget – 13 May 2008

The 2009 Federal Budget – 14 May 2009

The Australian Drug Foundation’s Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Oration

The link between amphetamine-type stimulants use and the transmission of blood-borne viruses in the Southeast Asian region – 5 December 2013

The Nanny State argument is fundamentally flawed – 17 Dec 2009

The need for prison needles – 7 September 2011

The punishment must fit the crime – 2 November 2011

Time for alcohol industry to kick in: National Council

Time for the alcohol industry to help out: National Council

Time to get tough on booze – 5 Oct 2009

Time to promote the positives!

Top end families high on National Council’s agenda

Top police, health and drug officials agree on priorities

Tough law and order policies aren’t working – 24 Dec 2009

Treatment for heroin and opioid users

‘Treatment working’ as Government backs NGOs

United front on tackling heroin overdoses

Welcome assistance for non-government organisations

Why would you listen to alcohol lobbyists on health issues – 29 Jul 2008

Youth drug use – more than just a health issue

 

Projects

 

Publications

+Reports

Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia

Alcohol Action Plan: Issues Paper

Allocation of resources to alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment services

Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) treatment information survey

An Open Letter to All School Principals: The Use of Alcohol Products in School Fundraising Activity

ANCD Employment Participation Survey: Full Report – August 2013

AOD Policies and Programs: Information Sheet for Schools

Beyond 2008 Declaration

Beyond 2008 Regional Report: Australia and New Zealand

Bridges and Barriers: Addressing Indigenous Incarceration and Health

Cape York Indigenous Issues

Complementary Funding for Non-Government Organisations: A Brief for the AOD sector

Fetal Alcohol syndrom: National Workshop 2002

First Recovery Roundtable Report – 12 June 2012, Canberra

Key Principles for the Reporting of Drug Issues

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD)

Medicinal use of cannabis: Background and Information Paper

NIDAC Implementation Plan

NIDAC Online Consultation 1: Alcohol – Summary of Findings

NIDAC Online Consultation: A professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alcohol and Other Drug Workers

Rural and Regional: Alcohol and Other Drugs Consultation Forums

Rural and Regional: Comorbidity Workshops

Rural and Regional: Comorbidity Workshops – Supplementary Workshops

School Fundraising and Alcohol

Statement of funding principles for non-government organisations providing alcohol and other drug treatments – April 2014

Strengthening Families Program Consultation 2009

Survey on the Burden of Submission Writing and Reporting for alcohol and Other Drug Non-Government Organisations

Survey on the Burden of Submission Writing and Reporting for alcohol and Other Drug Non-Government Organisations: Report

Working Together for Greater Social Inclusion: ANCD Employment Services Roundtable Report – 14 March 2013

+Research Paper

Cannabis: answers to your questions

Research Paper 1 – Heroin overdose: prevalence, correlated, consequences and interventions

Research Paper 2 – Structural determinants of youth drug use

Research Paper 3 – Evidence supporting treatment: the effectiveness of interventions for illicit drug use

Research Paper 4 – Indigenous drug and alcohol projects 1999-2000

Research Paper 5 – Drug policy: the Australian approach

Research Paper 6 – Diversion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth from juvenile detention

Research Paper 7 – Dealing with risk: A multidisciplinary study of injecting drug use, hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses in Australia

Research Paper 8 – Indigenous drug and alcohol projects: Elements of best practice

Research Paper 9 – Supply, demand and harm reduction strategies in Australian prisons: Implementation, cost and evaluation

Research Paper 10 – Mapping national drug treatment capacity

Research Paper 11 – Evidence-based answers to cannabis questions: A review of the literature

Research Paper 12 – Situational analysis of illicit drug issues and responses in the Asia-Pacific region

Research Paper 13 – Drug use in the family: Impacts and implications for children

Research Paper 14 – Compulsory treatment in Australia

Research Paper 15 – Supporting the families of young people with problematic drug use

Research Paper 16 – Drug testing in schools: Evidence, impacts and alternatives

Research Paper 17 – Non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector: Issues and options for sustainability

Research Paper 18 – Polygon: the many sides to the Australian opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance system

Research Paper 19 – Modelling pharmacotherapy maintenance in Australia: Exploring affordability, availability, accessibility and quality using system dynamics

Research Paper 20 – Indigenous-specific alcohol and other drug interventions: Continuities, changes and areas of greatest need

Research Paper 21 – Situation analysis of drug and alcohol issues and responses in the Pacific 2008-09

Research Paper 22 – Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians

Research Paper 23 – Supply, demand and harm reduction strategies in Australian prisons: an update

Research Paper 24 – An economic analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders

Research Paper 25 – The link between amphetamine-type stimulant use and the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne viruses in the Southeast Asia region

Research Paper 26 – Survey of secondary school principals on the use of alcohol and other drugs in schools

Research Paper 27 – Young people’s opinion on alcohol and other drugs issues

Research Paper 28 – From policy to implementation: child and family sensitive practice in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Research Paper 29 – Medication treatment options for amphetamine-type stimulant users

Research Paper 30 – Identifying alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: Outcomes for women, their partner and their children

 

Last updated on 5 August 2015