ATDC Budget Priority Statement 2021-2022

Investing in Communities and People

As the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) sector recovers from COVID-19 and readies itself for reform, there are immediate opportunities to make a difference.

The first priority is to respond to the long standing demand for ATOD treatment, support and education delivered by Tasmanian community-managed organisations.

The second priority is to ensure we involve people who use Tasmanian ATOD services in what we do and how we do it.

This submission is the result of many recent and past conversations. It also supports the health care reform priorities of the Tasmanian Government by keeping Tasmanians out of hospital by investing in community based treatment and support. In doing so it reflects the needs of the community-managed organisations delivering ATOD programs and services, while also seeking to elevate the voices of those who need their support.