Annual Report, Farewell to the Old Executive, and Welcome to the New Executive.

To all of our lovely SSDP members and our outstanding allies, we are excited to wish you all an absolutely fantastic 2018 school year! Myself, and my fellow Executive Officers of the new 2018 Committee, are absolutely thrilled to finally have the opportunity to introduce ourselves and greet all the wonderful people in our network. Together we are exceptionally excited be able to meaningfully work within SSDP Australia, whilst also promoting the organisation within the […]

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Young people recent cannon fodder in the War on Drugs.

Written by Tara Schultz // (contributor): Ben Ormsby Recently, the Victorian State opposition announced a plan that could see young people detained in a ‘secure facility’ without having ever committed a crime.  In a media release the Victorian State Liberal Party has proposed building a 36 bed ‘secure rehabilitation facility’.  Astonishingly, they also admitted that prisons in Victoria were ineffective in actually providing services needed for rehabilitation.  However, this news will come as no surprise […]

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Influential Leadership Conference Without Majority

On Friday 11/3/2016, The Change Agent Network (CAN) hosted the ‘Influential Leadership Conference without Majority’. CAN was created to foster better cooperation within the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector. CAN aims to create discussion around how to best to use the evidence, experience and knowledge across the sector to continue developing best practice. Members of SSDP Australia, Ash Blackwell and Chloe Span attended to represent SSDP and learn more about the challenges in delivering […]

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