Department of the Legislative Assembly

Select Committee on a Northern Territory Harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive Behaviours

Membership - Terms of Reference - Submissions - Media Releases - Public Briefings, Hearings and ForumsTabled Papers - Publications - Report - Contact

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory dissolved the Select Committee on a Northern Territory harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive Behaviours.

The Select Committee on a Northern Territory Harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive Behaviours was set up to review the available evidence regarding effective harm reduction strategies used to address health problems associated with illicit drug use and other addictive behaviours and, also, strategies for reducing the impact of these behaviours on families and the broader community.

Membership

MemberElectorateParty
Mr Jeff Collins MLA (Chair)Fong LimIndependent
Mr Lawrence CostaArafuraTerritory Labor
Mr Gary Higgins MLADalyCountry Liberal 
Ms Sandra Nelson MLA (Deputy Chair)KatherineTerritory Labor

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Submissions

Submission No. 1 - Professor Stuart Reece
Submission No. 2 - Drug Free Australia
Submission No. 2a - Drug Free Australia
Submission No. 3 - Harm Reduction Australia
Submission No. 4 - SICAD Portugal
Submission No. 5 - Department Health
Submission No. 6 - Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
Submission No. 7 - Top End Health Service
Submission No. 8 - National Drug Research Institute
Submission No. 9 - Paul Tolliday and Diane Biritjalawuy Gondarra
Submission No. 10 - The Pharmacy Guild of Australia - NT Branch
Submission No. 11 - The Kirby Institute
Submission No. 12 - Michael Byrne
Submission No. 13 - 360Edge
Submission No. 14 - Top End Women's Legal Service Inc.
Submission No. 15 - Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Submission No. 16 - Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services
Submission No. 17 - Confidential
Submission No. 18 - Northern Territory Primary Health Network
Submission No. 19 - Menzies School of Health Research
Submission No. 20 - Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Submission No. 21 - CatholicCare NT
Submission No. 22 - Centre for Disease Control - NT Department of Health
Submission No. 23 - Mission Australia
Submission No. 23a - Mission Australia
Submission No. 24 -  Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT
Submission No. 25 - Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies NT
Submission No. 26 - Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council 
Submission No. 27 - Penington Institute
Submission No. 28 - Amity Community Services
Submission No. 29 - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Submission No. 30 - Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory
Submission No. 31 - Department of Education
Submission No. 32 - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation
Submission No. 33 - Territory Families

Media Releases

Call for Submissions by 7 September 2018
Public Forum in Darwin on 27 September 2018
Public Hearings and Forums in Tennant Creek and Alice Springs on 5 and 6 November 2018
Public Hearing in Darwin on 15 November 2018
Public Forum in Katherine on 10 December 2018
Public Hearing in Darwin on 15 February 2019

Public Briefings, Hearings and Forums

Provisional Program of Public Hearings and Forums

Public Briefing Schedule, 30 August 2018
Transcript - Public Briefing 30 August 2018

Darwin Public Forum, 27 September 2018
Transcript - Darwin Public Forum, 27 September 2018

Tennant Creek Public Hearing, 5 November 2018
Tennant Creek Public Forum, 5 November 2018
Transcript - Public Hearing, 5 November 2018 
Transcript - Public Forum 5 November 2018

Alice Springs Public Hearing, 6 November 2018
Transcript - Public Hearing 6 November 2018
Alice Springs Public Forum, 6 November 2018
Transcript - Public Forum 6 November 2018

Darwin Public Hearing, 15 November 2018
Transcript - Darwin Public Hearing, 15 November 2018

Katherine Public Hearing, 10 December 2018
Transcript - Public Hearing 10 December 2018

Darwin Public Hearing, 15 February 2019
Transcript - Public Hearing, 15 February 2019

Public Hearing Dr Nuno Capaz, Portugal - 12 March 2019
Transcript - Public Hearing Dr Nuno Capaz - 12 March 2019

Tabled Papers

TP 1 -  Criminal Justice Research and Statistics Unit Submission to the Select Committee
TP 2 -  Department of Health, Extract from National Drug Strategy
TP 3 – Anyinginyi Aboriginal Health Corporation Response to the Select Committee
TP 4 – Tennant Creek High School Student Perceptions on Family Violence Survey
TP 5 – Tennant Creek High School – Haywire Grant Application - Confidential
TP 6 -  Tennant Creek High School Drug Use Survey
TP 7 -   Central Australian Health Service  Presentation to the Select Committee
TP 8 -   Central Australian Health Service - Position Paper from Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
TP 9 -   Central Australian Health Service, Facing Addiction in America, Fact Sheet
TP 10 - 360Edge -  Public Hearing Presentation Slides
TP 11 - Menzies School of Health Research - Developing a Place-based Alcohol Indicators Framework to Monitor and Evaluate Alcohol Management Plans and Other Alcohol Initiatives in the Northern Territory: Final Report
TP 12 - Drug Free Australia - Update: Drug sniffer-dog alert site strains under pressure
TP 13 - Drug Free Australia - Considering Heroin-Assisted Treatment and Supervised Drug Consumption Sites
TP 14 - Drug Free Australia - Drug Free Australia’s Summary of Evidence on Pill Testing
TP 15 - Drug Free Australia - Why have pill testing when most ecstasy deaths are from normal doses of MDMA?
TP 16 - NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016
TP 17 - NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Analysis of Northern Territory Alcohol Related Road Trauma
TP 18 - NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - National Road Safety Action Plan 2018-2020
TP 19 - NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Australia’s second generational approach to roadside drug testing
TP 20 - NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Towards Zero, Road Safety Action Plan 2018-22 (NT)
TP 21 - NT Department of Education  - Suspension Data for Substance Use/possession
TP 22 - NT Department of Education - Policy: Drugs in Schools
TP 23 - NT Department of Education - Guidelines: Drug Education
TP 24 - NT Department of Education - Guidelines: Management of Drug-Related Incidents in Schools
TPs 25-32 - NT Department of Education - List of Curriculum materials including education about alcohol and other drugs
TP 33 - Amity Community Services - Data collated from Amity’s internal client database over the 2008-2019
TP 34 - Confidential
TP 35 - Confidential
TP 36 - Penington Institute - Not Just Naloxone: Insights into emerging models to reduce drug harms
TP 37 - Penington Institute - A community controlled approach to problematic ice use
TP 38 - Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Paper on Drug Courts

Publications

Snapshot of Drug Use in the Northern Territory

Report

Interim Report for the Inquiry into a Northern Territory Harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive Behaviours
Associated Minutes of Proceedings

Contact

Dr Jennifer Buckley
Committee Secretary 
GPO Box 3721
DARWIN NT 0801 
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1501
Email: Contact

Last updated: 21 Mar 2019