Submissions closed 28 February
This discussion document sought feedback to help shape the National Drug Policy, which sets out Government's approach for tobacco, alcohol, illegal and other drugs. Many different government and non-government groups have a role in preventing and reducing the harm these substances can cause. The National Drug Policy brings together these activities, guides decision-making across government and communities and sets priorities.
This is not a first principles review. It will build on the current approach of controlling drug supply, reducing demand and addressing problems. The refreshed policy will provide greater support to families and communities as well as those who misuse alcohol and drugs, and will do more for children living in households affected by them.