One of Australia’s oldest and most important alcohol and drug organisations is under threat.
The announcement that the Government has cut funding to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) has sent shockwaves through the health sector.
Operating over the past 40 years, ADCA has been a valuable resource for people in the AOD sector providing information, professional development and advocacy services.
Despite repeated assurances from Health Department officials that funding would continue ADCA has now gone into voluntary administration.
Since the shock announcement the FARE inbox has been filled with emails of concern and confusion from people in the sector.
Today we publish a letter from ADCA Patron Professor Ian Webster explaining what the end of this peak body means.
To show your support for ADCA, contact your local Federal Government member, contact the media with your concerns and write to Health Minister Peter Dutton or his Assistant Minister Senator Fiona Nash.
Senator Fiona Nash
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Hon Peter Dutton
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