Self-determination by First Nations Australians in alcohol policy

Wednesday June 1, 11am–noon WST, 1-2pm EST

First Nations Australians have a strong history of developing community-controlled responses to alcohol and other drug issues. Growing evidence shows that inclusion in decisions over one’s life – self-determination – can contribute to improved wellbeing; while decisions that are imposed have detrimental impacts and contribute to the cycle of poorer health and wellbeing. This study has explored how First Nations Australians’ self-determination can be recognised and evidenced in the development of alcohol policy in the Northern Territory.

Annalee Stearne, a Nyungar woman from Western Australia, is a drug and alcohol researcher with a commitment to improving the health and social inequities faced by First Nations Australians and empowering them with the knowledge to address alcohol and other drug issues in their own communities.

View the webinar recording here

Posted on: 2 May 2022

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