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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

Review of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs treatment service sector

Project Team

Project staff:

Dr Julia Butt, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University


The National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University has been commissioned to conduct a review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services. The aim of this is to provide a report which covers:

identification of gaps in current service provision;

areas of unmet need;

priority groups;

service planning processes;

funding models/funding arrangements and contracting issues; and,

strengths, weaknesses and challenges across these areas.

Progress to date:

Data collection instruments, identification of participants, and a human research ethics application are currently in preparation.


Gray, D., Stearne, A., Bonson, M., Wilkes, E.T., Butt, J. and Wilson, M. (2014). Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Treatment Service Sector: Harnessing Good Intentions. (Awaiting release by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet). National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth. ISBN: 978-0-9873641-6-6 [T231]