Maintain Court's discretion
- Therapy not "throw away the key":
[Alcohol & Drugs]
Newsletter date: 18 July 2013
* APO NT: Maintain Court's discretion - Therapy not "throw away the key" [Alcohol & Drugs]
* NIRS: Six month review for NT [Alcohol] treatment policy
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill
* NACCHO alert NIDAC: The report on the consultations of the National Aboriginal Peoples' Drug Strategy
* Catherine Liddle, NITV News: Campaign launched to reduce diabetes among Indigenous Aussies
* NIRS: WA Gov't flags community collaboration on suicide* APO NT:
MAINTAIN COURT'S DISCRETION
- THERAPY NOT "THROW AWAY THE KEY"
[ALCOHOL & DRUGS]
- Media ReleaseAPO NT:
Maintain Court's discretion - Therapy not "throw away the key"
[APO NT: Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory
- An alliance of CLC, NLC, CAALAS, NAAJA and AMSANT]http://apont.org.au/attachments/article/45/130703%20-%20Media%20Release-APO%20NT-%20Maintain%20Court%27s%20Discretion%20-%20Therapy%20not%20throw%20away%20the%20key.pdf
3 Jul 13: "Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory
[APO NT] has today joined the Chief Magistrate in condemning
the lack of programs for alcohol and drug dependent
offenders in the Northern Territory.
"APO NT is calling on the NT Government to immediately
re-evaluate its approach to sentencing offenders with drug
and alcohol problems," said APO NT Spokesperson Mr. Noel
"This week the Chief Magistrate Hilary Hannam quite rightly
pointed out that after the scrapping of the SMART Court,
We have now nothing in the court system, not a single
program, not for drugs, not for illicit drugs, not for
alcohol, not for mental health, not for Indigenous people."
As the Chief Magistrate lamented this puts us behind all
other states and territories.
"Instead of supporting medically sound treatment options
for alcohol dependent people before the courts, the NT
Government has introduced Alcohol Mandatory Treatment laws
to detain people who have committed no crime. ... " said
Mr. Hayes."* NIRS:
SIX MONTH REVIEW FOR NT [ALCOHOL] TREATMENT POLICY
- AudioNational Indigenous Radio Service:
Six month review for NT treatment policyhttp://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29556/Six-month-review-for-NT-treatment-policy.html
15 Jul 13: "By Warren Barnsley: The Northern Territory
Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation says the NT Government
will review its mandatory alcohol treatment policy after
* BACKGROUND TO THE NT ALCOHOL MANDATORY TREATMENT BILL
Last updated: 5 July 2013http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandatory-treatment-bill-northern-territory-government-austr
* NACCHO ALERT NIDAC:
THE REPORT ON THE CONSULTATIONS OF
THE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL PEOPLES' DRUG STRATEGY
- NewsNACCHO alert NIDAC:
The report on the consultations of the
National Aboriginal Peoples' Drug Strategy
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/07/15/naccho-alert-nidac-the-report-on-the-consultations-of-the-national-aboriginal-peoples-drug-strategy/
15 Jul 13: "The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol
Committee (NIDAC) was engaged by the Intergovernmental
Committee on Drugs National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Peoples Drug Strategy (NATSIPDS) Working Group to
undertake consultations in six locations in Australia to
inform the development of the NATSIPDS. The consultations
conducted by NIDAC built on work that has been undertaken
by the NATSIPDS Working Group and feedback from the
evaluation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan (The CAP) and
the Yarning Circle, conducted at the 2nd National
Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference held in Fremantle,
WA in June 2012."
"The report on the consultations
conducted by NIDAC to
inform the development of the National Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander Peoples’ Drug Strategy is now available
online.": http://www.naccho.org.au/download/aboriginal-health/NIDAC_NATSIPDS_report.pdf* CATHERINE LIDDLE, NITV NEWS:
CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO REDUCE DIABETES AMONG INDIGENOUS AUSSIES
- VideosSBS World News:
Campaign launched to reduce diabetes among Indigenous Aussies
Source: Catherine Liddle, NITV News
16 Jul 13: "Diabetes kills and maims thousands of
Australians every year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islanders are among those most at risk. It may be hard to
believe, but a simple thumb prick to measure blood glucose
levels could save your life. The experts say the fear of
getting your blood tested is nothing compared to the alarm
that is being caused by the current statistics. Two hundred
and eighty people a day are diagnosed with diabetes. That's
around 100 thousand people last year alone. ... And the
most troubling statistic - Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islanders are three times more likely to develop the
WA GOV'T FLAGS COMMUNITY COLLABORATION ON SUICIDE
- AudioNational Indigenous Radio Service:
WA Gov't flags community collaboration on suicidehttp://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29569/WA-Gov%27t-flags-community-collaboration-on-suicide.html
17 Jul 13: "The Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett
has formally responded to recommendations put forward by
Perth's Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in relation to
the prevention of suicide in the community."
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