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Release of VAADA State Budget Submission 2017 / 18

By | February 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Release of VAADA State Budget Submission 2017 / 18

To view VAADA’s 2017 – 2018 budget submission click here

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VAADA Forensic Paper – Forensic AOD treatment and service delivery: A discussion of issues

By | June 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on VAADA Forensic Paper – Forensic AOD treatment and service delivery: A discussion of issues

In March 2016, VAADA convened a state wide forum to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the provision of forensic AOD treatment. AOD service providers who attended the forum spoke of a complex and confusing system highlighting serious concerns around funding, workforce pressures, difficulties in information sharing between various stakeholders, multiple referral pathways and challenges […]

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Statement from the Australian State and Territory Alcohol and Other Drug Peak Bodies – enews

By | May 31st, 2016 | Comments Off on Statement from the Australian State and Territory Alcohol and Other Drug Peak Bodies – enews

The Network of Australian State and Territory Alcohol and other Drug Peak Bodies (the AOD Peaks Network) represent over 400 non-government alcohol and other drug services operating across Australia. These services employ approximately 10,000 staff and provide annual services, treatment and support to approximately 80,000 individuals, including consumers, family members and significant others, as well […]

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2016/17 Victorian Budget VAADA Analysis

By | April 28th, 2016 | Comments Off on 2016/17 Victorian Budget VAADA Analysis

The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association welcomes the 2016/17 Victorian State budget initiatives.  VAADA commends the various innovations announced in the 2016/17 Victorian Budget to address AOD related harms.  

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Release of VAADA State Budget Submission 2016 / 17

By | February 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on Release of VAADA State Budget Submission 2016 / 17

VAADA has released its 2016/17 State Budget Submission. The submission outlines a range of cost effective initiatives to reduce AOD related harms. Such initiatives include: Addressing issues related to the recent AOD reform; Increasing access to the Drug Court; Building the capacity of the sector; The introduction of community AOD action teams; Additional residential rehabilitation […]

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Release of the Victorian Ice Action Plan Standard Frontline Worker Ice Training Package

By | January 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Release of the Victorian Ice Action Plan Standard Frontline Worker Ice Training Package

The state government has launched the new $400,000 Standard Frontline Worker ‘Ice’ Training Package, which forms part of the Victorian Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan. It is intended that the training package offers a comprehensive suite of information that will improve the knowledge and confidence of workers and will assist employers in meeting their […]

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