NADA Submissions

2016    -    2015    -    2014

NADA provides comment on a range of issues through written submission either independently or in collaboration with other peak bodies. For more information on NADA's policy and advocacy work or to get a copy of NADA's submissions, contact Robert or Larry

 

2017

A brief was provided to the NSW PHNs AOD Network on the data capacity of the NSW NGO AOD sector, including the collection and reporting on outcomes


2016

NADA and the AOD Peaks Network provided submissions to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine

Submission to the NSW Youth Health Policy consultation

Feedback provided on a number of PHN Activity Work Plans and updated Needs Assessment

Review of NSW Ministry of Health Innovation Fund Guidelines

Letter of support for Hepatitis NSW submission for the consideration of new hepatitis C treatments was provided to the PBAC.

Submission to the Women NSW, NSW Ministry of Health, Domestic and Family Violence Early Intervention Strategy following the round table

 NADA provided comments on the next iteration of the NSW Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan

The AOD Peaks Network provided a submission to the Productivity Commissions public inquiry into Human Services.

NADA provided NSW Primary Health Networks (PHNs) with a planning tool to support needs assessment and planning activities for commissioning of AOD services

NADA and the peaks AOD network provided federal politicians with a 2016 Election Position Statement

A submission was provided on the legislative review of the MSIC by the NSW Ministry of Health

NADA provided a letter of support for Hepatitis NSW PBAC submission re Zepatier for the treatment of Hepatitis C

NADA provided a substantial submission to the NSW Ministry of Health for changes to the long-term contract for NGOs. Most feedback has been addressed as a result of NADA's submission.

NADA and AOD Peaks Network provided a submission to the Drug Strategy Branch and state and territory Health Officers on PHN Commissioning of AOD Treatment

NADA wrote an article for the PHAA newsletter on the Women's AOD Services Development Program

CMHDARN wrote an article for the CREMS Newsletter on the Mentoring Program. The issue also featured an article on the partnership with NDARC on the Suicide Assessment Kit


2015

NADA sent the federal Minister for Health and Minister for Rural Health letters regarding the commissioning of AOD services through Primary Health Networks.

NADA and the other state and territory AOD peak bodies issued a joint media release welcoming the Prime Minister's response to the National Ice Taskforce Report.

NADA provided submissions and joint submissions with the AOD peaks network on draft National Drug Strategy and draft National Alcohol Strategy.

The AOD Peaks Network provided a submission to the Family Law Action Discussion Paper.

NADA provided comment on the draft NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Strategy.

The AOD Peaks Network provided a media release and disseminated the findings from the national evaluation of AOD peak bodies role in capacity building.

PHAA network of peaks sent letters to federal parliamentarians relating to concerns about funding cuts to the Health Flexible Funds.

NADA provided a submission to the Department of Social Services Building Safe Communities for Women fund.

NADA provided a submission to the TGA supporting the amendment for the scheduling of naloxone to make it more readily available drug users, peers, families and carers and health workers.

NADA provided a media release with regard to the NSW Government's election commitment to enhance funding for drug treatment in relation to methamphetamine users.

NADA and the other state and territory AOD peak bodies issued a joint media release welcoming the Prime Minister's recent announcements on the establishment of a National Ice Taskforce.

NADA provided a submission to the National Ice Taskforce on the development of a National Ice Action Strategy.

Joint letters regarding the funding decision for NGOTGP and SMSDGF were sent from the AOD state and territory peaks were privided to the federal Assistant Health Minister and federal Health Minister .

Letters were provided to all NSW federal politicians by NADA on the implications of commonwealth funding decision on NGO drug and alcohol treatment services in NSW.

NADA provided a response to the FARE DV and families' position paper.

NADA and the other state and territory AOD peaks sent a joint letter to Minister Ley regarding the continued funding of the SMSDGF and NGOTGP.

NADA developed a position paper - Healthy Partners: Implementing a connected and sustainable system to reduce alcohol and drug related harms in NSW - to inform the development of the Ministry's NGO grant reform process - Partnerships for Health.

NADA provided a letter of support for Hepatitis NSW's proposal on treatment for Hepatitis C to the the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

 

2014

NADA provided a response to the Australian Government Department of Health - Grant Processes Review.

NADA provided comments on the NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan.

A position paper was provided to MHDAO to define NGO state-wide services to inform the development of a purchasing plan.

Comments were provided to MHDAO on the Guide to consumer participation in NSW drug and alcohol services.

NADA launched the Sector Mapping Report at its Annual General Meeting.

NADA sent correspondence to the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton, MP, recommending that the establishment of Primary Health Networks in NSW align with Local Health Districts to enable joint population health planning, joint referral and care pathways, and collaborative service provision leading to more effective systems integration.

NADA responded to the NSW Ministry of Health Partnerships for Health NGO Capacity Building consultation to look at strategies that can support NGOs in moving from grants to new procurement arrangements.

NADA provided MHDAO with a working version of the Mapping of the NSW Non Government Drug and Alcohol Sector Report.

NADA provided comments on the NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan.

A brief on treatment for methamphetamine in the NSW non government drug and alcohol sector was provided to the NSW Ministry of Health and data discussed at the Drug and Alcohol Program Council.

NADA provided a formal response to the NSW Ministry of Health Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO) 'Guide to consumer participation in drug and alcohol treatment in NSW' questions

NADA made a written submissions to the Commonwealth Department of Health on the Review of Medicare Locals.