Tasmania Drug Strategy 2021-2027
The Tasmanian Government has developed the Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2021-2027 (TDS) through the Interagency Drug Policy Committee (IDPC). The IDPC are responsible for the implementation of the TDS through the TDS Advisory Group.
About the Tasmanian Drug Strategy
- The Tasmanian Drug Strategy (TDS) provides the higher-level, whole-of-government and whole-of-community strategic framework to guide collaborative action and activities across agencies and organisations.
- It will also provide a guide for other agencies and organisations to consider the impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) use and harm in their strategic policy responses.
- The TDS vision is a Tasmania where people make healthy choices around ATOD use and can access support where and when they need it.
- It will be consistent with the harm minimisation approach of the National Drug Strategy 2017-2026.
- It will support actions under the three pillars of supply, demand and harm reduction.
- The TDS acknowledge that preventing and reducing the risks and harms associated with ATOD use can only be achieved through whole-of-government, whole-of-community, multi-agency, community sector and individual collaboration and coordinated approaches.
- It will provide the strategic framework for key action areas and activities to be undertaken to minimise the risks and harms associated with ATOD use in Tasmania.
Consultation and feedback processes
The IDPC has agreed to a two-phase consultation process.
- The first phase has been completed with consultation by member agencies and organisations through their internal relationship stakeholders on the general directions proposed for the TDS in line with the two-page Summary Paper. Feedback from that process will inform the final content of the consultation draft TDS.
- A second public consultation phase will be undertaken on that draft, following approval of the Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
This website will be used to provide information and updates.
A feedback process and portal on the public consultation draft TDS will be established and stakeholders informed.
Where to get more information
Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Tasmanian Drug Strategy’ in the subject line.
- How does the Tasmanian Drug Strategy link in with other Tasmanian Strategic policies, initiatives or programs?
- The connection between the Tasmanian Drug Strategy and the Reform Agenda for the alcohol and other drugs sector in Tasmania.
- Specific Population Groups
- Why do so many other plans still have to be developed?