Indigenous Smoking Seminar

From NDRI:

The Centre for Behavioural Research into Cancer Control and the National Drug Research Institute invite you to

What’s needed to Close the Smoking Gap?

A free public seminar with
Tom Calma
National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking

3pm on Wednesday 17 November, 2010

National Drug Research Institute Seminar Room
Curtin University Health Research Campus
Level 2, 10 Selby Street, Shenton Park, WA

Tom Calma has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international level and worked in the public sector for 35 years. He was the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for six years until early 2010 and has been Chair of the Close the Gap Steering Committee for Indigenous Health Equality since its inception in March 2006. As National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking, his role includes leading and mentoring the tackling smoking workforce, advising on policy and program directions in Indigenous tobacco control, and advocating best practice approaches to reducing smoking in Indigenous families, communities and workplaces.

Dr Calma is an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group whose
traditional lands are south-west of Darwin and on the Coburg Peninsula in the Northern Territory.

Please RSVP to NDRI Reception on (08) 9266 1600 or by Tuesday 16 November, 2010.