Local organisations are urged to apply for funding to put more Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) on the ground to tackle ice and other drug issues in our communities.
Round four of the LDAT program has now opened and interested community organisations have until 7 December 2018 to get their funding applications in.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said that through local partnerships, LDATs provide evidence-based prevention activities to minimise alcohol and other drug related harms in their communities.
“The Liberal Government is committed to keeping Australian families and communities safe and through the proactive work of local LDATs, we are taking a preventative approach to tackling drug issues,” Mr Porter said.
“So far we have seen 172 LDATs funded across Australia, a number of them in the Pearce electorate, and these teams directly tackle the devastating impact alcohol and drugs – including ice – have on their communities.
“LDAT members could include representatives from local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups, non-government organisations.
“Any organisation with an interest in tackling drug and alcohol issues in their community is encouraged to apply.
“This is all about community partnerships working together on a plan of action to prevent and stamp out the misuse of drugs and alcohol in their town – developing local solutions for local problems.
”If you want to make a difference in your community, like many LDATs already have, I encourage you to build local partnerships and apply for the program.”
More information about LDATs and the application process can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s website https://community.adf.org.au/implement