Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Alcohol and other Drugs Sector in Queensland

  • Research program: Needs of Aboriginal Australians
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2007
  • Expected end date: December 2007
  • Completion date: June 2009
  • Funded by: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
  • Lead organisation:

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the Queensland Indigenous Substance Misuse Council (QISMC) – peak bodies for Indigenous health and substance misuse organisation in Queensland – aim to integrate and improve the services they provide. To facilitate this under the auspices of QAIHC, they commissioned NDRI to conduct a review that:

• mapped, analysed, and reported on alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in 14 community controlled AOD agencies across Queensland;

• made recommendation on sector reform and development aimed at improving the scope and quality of AOD services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland; and,

• undertook a study of two key sites examined how the local community controlled AOD services interacted with local community controlled primary health care services and with other local services providers.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Co-investigator: Edward Wilkes, Curtin University
  • Co-investigator: Meredith Green, Edith Cowan University

Professor Dennis Gray
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Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1624
d.gray@curtin.edu.au
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Gray, D., Green, M., Saggers, S. and Wilkes, E., T. (2009). Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector in Queensland. Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Brisbane. [T194] Download PDF