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VAADA Analysis of 2015/2016 Victorian State Budget
MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 5 May 2015 Budget highlights a change in tone The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) notes that the 2015-16 Victorian Budget broadly sets the parameters to provide for the needs of vulnerable Victorians. The budget reiterates the allocations determined by the Ice Action Plan which includes $25 million over four...
State Election & New Investment announcements
MEDIA RELEASE Friday 21 November 2014 State Election & New Investment announcements The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the separate announcements from the Liberal Party and the Greens with regard to pledging additional resourcing to the AOD treatment sector in the coming years. Two recent announcements from the Liberal Party provide for...
VAADA Newsletter June 2015
More reviews on the way! VAADA recently undertook a sector survey exploring the impact of AOD sector recommissioning on system function. Amongst some of the preliminary findings there are concerns that access remains a significant issue for service users, their families and the broader community. The research identified respondent perceptions of a drop in...
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" target="_blank">Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence – 29 May 2015
VICTORIAN ALCOHOL & DRUG ASSOCIATION Royal Commission into Family Violence VAADA Submission May 2015 VAADA Vision A Victorian community in which the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use are reduced and wellbeing is promoted VAADA Purpose To represent the membership by providing leadership, advocacy and information within the AOD sector and across...
VAADA Newsletter March 2015
The Victorian Government’s 2012-13 state budget was touted to be fairly brutal and was for a number of service sectors. For the AOD sector, the Budget realised an overall 2.2% increase in funding. However, in real effective terms based on VCOSS figures taking into account population growth, inflation and wages it results in a...
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" target="_blank">Major parties present their alcohol and drug policies in lead-up to 2014 Victorian Election
MEDIA RELEASE 17 OCTOBER 2014 Major parties present their alcohol and drug policies in lead-up to 2014 Victorian Election Election candidates will today reveal how their parties will tackle Victoria’s alcohol and drug problems in an event hosted by the state’s leading alcohol and drug organisation’s. Hosted by Jon Faine, Prevention, treatment and reducing...
VAADA Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2013-2014 1 annual report 2013 -2014 Annual Report 2013-2014 3 The VAADA Board 3 • Board Member Profiles 4 VAADA Staff 6 Vision & Mission 6 Reports • President 7 • Executive Officer 9 • Sector Development 10 • CCB Report 12 • CALD Project 13 Snapshot 2013-2014 15 Key Events 16...
Ice inquiry: a framework for action
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 3 September 2014 Ice inquiry: a framework for action The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) welcomes the release of the Victorian Parliament inquiry report into the supply and use of methamphetamines in Victoria. The report provides extensive detail on this issue and details a wide range of recommendations. VAADA generally...
Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper
VICTORIAN ALCOHOL & DRUG ASSOCIATION Submission Submission to the Community Sector Reform Council Discussion Paper August 2014 VAADA Vision A Victorian community in which the harms associated with drug use are reduced and general health and wellbeing is promoted. VAADA Objectives To provide leadership, representation, advocacy and information to the alcohol and other drug...
New system, new era
MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 2 September 2014 New system, new era The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) acknowledges the commencement on 1 September of the new Victorian Adult non residential alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment sector. It follows on the heels of the reforms undertaken in the Community based mental health system which...