Role

The role of the MDAF is to:

  • oversee the work to develop, implement and monitor Australia's national drug policy framework
  • direct, advise and report to other councils and committees
  • report each year to the Council of Australian Governments

The main national drug policy is the National Drug Strategy.

You can view the MDAF's terms of reference in their 16 December 2016 communique.

Australia's national guiding principles for e-cigarettes were agreed through the MDAF.

Members

The MDAF is co-chaired by the:

  • Commonwealth Minister for Health
  • Commonwealth Minister for Justice

Members include two Ministers from each state and territory:

  • one from the health or community services portfolio (with responsibility for AOD policy)
  • one from the justice or law enforcement portfolio

Meetings

The MDAF meets up to 3 times each year. For a summary of what was discussed in past meetings, view the MDAF communiques.

Contact

To find out more about the forum, contact the MDAF secretariat at ja [at] japrojects.net.au

Last updated: 
26 February 2019