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AOD Action Plan consultations

To develop the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan 2015–17 the Commission consulted a wide range of stakeholders including people who have experienced problematic alcohol and other drug use, their families and service providers.

Approval of Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 marks the finalisation of the Strategic Plan 2014–2019 and associated action plans.

The Commission also consulted government and non-government stakeholders including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health sector.

Over 200 stakeholders shared their views and provided input to the consultation process.

The Commission convened a Reference Group, with members drawn from both government and non-government organisations to provide oversight and guidance of the Action Plan’s development.

The consultation process included:

An Alcohol and Other Drugs Roundtable
May 2015

The Roundtable brought together 29 government and non-government policy advisers, program managers and service providers, researchers and representatives from the Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council to consider research undertaken by Siggins Miller consultants on behalf of the Commission.

Download the AOD Roundtable communique.

Discussion paper
August 2015

Twelve organisations and members of the public responded to the Discussion paper.

The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council also provided feedback. Overall those who responded saw a need for a coordinated approach to address problematic alcohol and drug use with a greater focus on providing treatment services and supporting recovery.

Consultation with front line service providers, alcohol and other drugs service users, their families and support people
August to September 2015

In partnership with the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) we heard from over 80 service providers, 95 current and past service users and 30 family and friends of people experiencing problematic drug use in face to face consultations in Townsville, Cairns, Logan, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Brisbane and Mount Isa and through online surveys.

QNADA and the Commission also consulted over 70 people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled alcohol and other drug services in September 2015.

Read the QNADA Consultation Summary Report