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      Maintain Court's discretion
      - Therapy not "throw away the key":
      APO NT
      [Alcohol & Drugs]


      Newsletter date: 18 July 2013

      Contents:

      * 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 Release

      APO 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
      Hayes.
      "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



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Six month review for NT treatment policy

      http://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
      six months."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NT ALCOHOL MANDATORY TREATMENT BILL

      Last updated: 5 July 2013

      http://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



      - News

      NACCHO 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."


      - Report

      "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



      - Videos

      SBS World News:
      Campaign launched to reduce diabetes among Indigenous Aussies
      Source: Catherine Liddle, NITV News

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1789640/Campaign-launched-to-reduce-diabetes-among-Indigen
      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
      disease."


      * NIRS:
      WA GOV'T FLAGS COMMUNITY COLLABORATION ON SUICIDE



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      WA Gov't flags community collaboration on suicide

      http://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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