ANCD Report Archieve

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COMPLETED REPORTS AND POSITION PAPERS 1.1 ANCD Employment participation survey The ANCD conducted a survey of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) service providers regarding the employment participation of, and employment services for, people who are receiving or have completed AOD treatment. Information was gathered on the challenges and barriers to finding and keeping employment for people in alcohol or drug treatment. The report was released in August and is available on the ANCD website. 1.2 Drug-testing position paper This paper examines the issues arising from the increasing use of drug-testing, including its cost-effectiveness, for employers. The report was released in August and is available on the ANCD website 1.3 Pre-employment criminal Records checks position paper This paper identifies issues arising from the increasing use of police checks to vet potential employees for AOD use. The report was released in August and is available on the ANCD website. 1.4 Complementary funding sources for AOD NGOs This briefing note provides information on a range of complementary funding sources, including business sponsorships or partnerships; social investment; community, and social impact bonds; community development financial institutions and community foundations; and debt and equity financing. The briefing note was released in August and is available on the ANCD website.

Needle & syringe programs position paper The ANCD Needle & syringe program position paper outlines the ANCD’s recognitions of the significant contribution of needle and syringe programs to public health and addresses the importance of working towards attaining 100 per cent coverage of injections with sterile equipment; developing the resources to enable best practice in all needle and syringe programs; and ensuring the sustainability of needle and syringe programs. The Needle & syringe program position paper was released in October and is available on the ANCD website. 1.6 NIDAC survey: National representation for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander AOD workers and organisations The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) undertook a consultation survey on the views of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander AOD workers about, or experiences of, existing professional bodies, AOD workforce representation, and representational bodies for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander AOD organisations. The aim was to determine the need for the establishment of a national Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander workforce and organisational representative body. The report was released in August and is available on the NIDAC website. 1.7 NIDAC position statement on Funding of AOD interventions & services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people This position statement responds to the changes in government policy that are leading to an erosion of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community control of AOD services to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. The statement is available in on the NIDAC website. 1.8 Alcohol action plan This paper identifies some key issues relating to alcohol that the ANCD is concerned about and proposes actions to help to address each of these issues. The Alcohol action plan was released on 20 November and is available on the ANCD website. 2. SOON TO BE RELEASED REPORTS & POSITION PAPERS 2.1 Link between ATS Use & the transmission of HIV and other BBVs in the Southeast Asia region This project was undertaken by the Burnet Institute and the National Drug Research Institute to determine the link between amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) use and potential blood-borne virus (BBV) transmission, with particular reference to the Southeast Asian experience. The report will be released in December 2013. 2.2 Secondary school principals’ opinions regarding AOD issues for schools This project was undertaken by John See Consulting. Secondary school principals were surveyed to ascertain their opinions and attitudes regarding a range of AOD issues for the school community. The report will be released in early 2014. 2.3 Young people’s attitudes & views about AOD issues This project was undertaken by the Drug Policy Modelling Program to ascertain young people’s opinions and ideas about policies, programs and control measures associated with drugs and alcohol. It includes analysis of the predictors of these opinions and the key themes that emerged. The report will be released in the first quarter of 2014.