Role

The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD) reports directly to the Minister responsible for drugs and alcohol policy within the Health portfolio.

The ANACAD will:

  1. support the Australian Government by providing confidential, strategic, evidence-based advice on:
    1. alcohol and other drug (AOD) trends 
    2. identified priorities of national importance
    3. AOD issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  2. advise on policy and practice implementation and evaluation strategies that provide short-term demonstrable gains; and longer-term strategies that impact the AOD pipeline
  3. advise and support the Australian Government’s contribution to the National Drug Strategy  and accompanying national frameworks
  4. provide advice on AOD prevention and education activity, including activities to be progressed through the National Drugs Campaign
  5. report to the Australian Government through the portfolio Minister with policy responsibility for AOD policy issues (‘the Minister’)
  6. provide an annual report to the Minister
  7. engage as appropriate with Indigenous experts on AOD issues

Members

ANACAD members are experts with experience relating to drugs and alcohol.

Name

Role

Mrs Kay Hull

Chair

Professor Steve Allsop

Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Robert Ali

Member

Mr John Rogerson

Member

Ms Donna Ah Chee Member

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton

Member

Ms Jo Baxter

Member

Mr Frank Quinlan

Member

Detective Superintendent Anthony Fleming

Member

Dr James Fitzpatrick

Member

Associate Professor James Ward

Member

Ms Rebecca Lang

Member

Dr Nicole Lee

Member

Mr Jack Nagle

Member

Summary of activities

Meetings

The ANACAD meets several times a year. For information on meetings, please contact the secretariat.

Contact

For more information about the Council, contact the ANACAD secretariat at anacad [at] health.gov.au

Last updated: 
9 April 2019
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