Database on Indigenous Australian alcohol and other drug projects

The objective of this project was to disseminate to Aboriginal community controlled organisations, government agencies, researchers and other stakeholders information on projects being aimed specifically at reducing alcohol and other drug related harm among Aboriginal Australians. The database included details of project objectives and strategies and contact details for each of the organisations conducting the projects. When first developed, in 1994 copies of the database were distributed on computer disc free-of-charge and subsequently, in 1999, was released on the internet via NDRI’s website. By 2005, however, much of the information on the database was available from other sources and this and the unfunded expense in maintaining the database led to the decision to terminate the project.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
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Dr Annalee Stearne
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1630
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Project staff

Alcohol policy and strategies


  • Co-investigator: Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Project staff: Phillipa Strempel, Curtin University

Dr Annalee Stearne
Research Fellow
Tel: 61 (0)8 9266 1630
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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Gray, D. (2005). Book review: Brady M. Indigenous Australia and alcohol policy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29, (3), pp. 294-295. [RJ458]

Councillor, L. (2000). Information at Your Fingertips: Indigenous Australian Alcohol and Other Drugs Database. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 24, (5), pp. 13. [UJ88] Abstract

Sputore, B., A. (2000). Central Australian Indigenous alcohol and other drugs projects. CARPA Newsletter, (31). pp. 43. [UJ95]

Gray, D. (1996). Harm reduction and self-determination. Commentary on Landau C. The prospects of a harm reduction approach among indigenous people in Canada. Drug and Alcohol Review, 15, (4), pp. 409-410. [RJ255] View web page