The ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-2021 (the ACT Action Plan) was released on 11 December 2018 by Meegan Fitzharris MLA. It outlines ACT Government priorities to address harms from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
“The new ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan released today outlines 43 key actions that the Government will prioritise over the next three years to tackle alcohol, tobacco and other drug harms in the ACT,” Minister Fitzharris said.
Some of the key outcomes of the Action Plan include:
- Collaborating with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and services to consider AOD priorities including residential rehabilitation services;
- Examining further opportunities to expand pill testing at events in the ACT;
- Exploring the feasibility of establishing a medically supervised injecting facility; and
- Publishing an annual progress report that will include a snapshot of alcohol, tobacco and drug use in the ACT.
The ACT Drug Strategy Action Plan 2018-2021 aligns to the framework provided by the National Drug Strategy 2017-2026 (the National Drug Strategy) and describes ACT priorities and activities to be progressed within the context of national action.
The ACT Action Plan also notes alignments with other relevant ACT Government strategic documents, policies, and service design initiatives. The ACT Action Plan has been developed through extensive consultation with key government and non-government stakeholders, including a formal public consultation process in mid-2018.
The ACT Government is committed to working collaboratively to achieve all the priorities outlined in the ACT Action Plan.
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