Sector watch update: August 2018

Provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW
NADA has received the final report from the recent NSW Upper House Health and Community Services Standing Committee on the ‘Provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW’. NADA and many of our members provided submissions to the inquiry and provided evidence at consultations the inquiry hosted in Parliament House and across the state. We are pleased to see the report reflects these consultations and the views of the non government specialist AOD sector, and we are very pleased with the reports major recommendations. The NADA Board has endorsed the recommendations and we have written to the committee, to the Premier and to the Health Minister in response. We are currently seeking a meeting with Minister Hazzard to discuss the report recommendations and their implementation.
NADA plans to make the recommendations from this important committee report a key element of our advocacy campaign for the upcoming state election in 2019. We therefore seek the support of our members in endorsing the report recommendations and will actively engage with you in terms of our advocacy on your behalf over the coming months.
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