NIDAC Conference 2012

Beyond 2012: Leading the Way to Action


Top flight keynotes from Australia and abroad


The conference this year has a very strong National and Trans-Tasman focus.  It is important to bring grass roots issues to the forefront and the keynote speakers in 2012 have enormous depth in knowledge and experience with matters relevant to Australia and the Pacific.


1.    Linda Forrest located in QLD is highly involved in AOD and the delivery of education and prevention programs.

2.    Noel Hayman located in QLD is noted for his extensive work in improving indigenous access to mainstream health services.

3.    Alex McIntosh located in WA will share his knowledge and experience from a mental health perspective and long term preventative strategies.

4.    Phillip Mills located in QLD is an Order of Australian Medal recipient and currently facilitates forums, research and community driven policy development.

5.    Helen Milroy located in WA has an extensive scope of work and research including holistic medicine, child mental health, recovery from trauma and grief, application of indigenous knowledge, indigenous health curriculum development, Aboriginal health and mental health and developing and supporting the Aboriginal medical workforce.

6.    Paraire Huata, teacher and story teller from the South Island of NZ, brings a valuable front line perspective on his work with the mainly Maori men and their families.  His subjects carry tags such as lifer, habitual criminal, mongrel mob, black power, dangerous and high risk offenders.


These are some of the people creating impact now with the most urgent AOD issues spanning from remote WA to New Zealand.  The keynote sessions at NIDAC 2012 are complimented by an array of excellent speakers covering important and relevant subjects.


This is a significant program designed to lead the way to action in addressing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs and its associated harms among Indigenous Australians.


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Hot Workshops!

Workshops are a great way to experience a topic and really engage with the speaker or facilitator.  These sessions are designed to be more interactive than the standard speaker presentations and can also allow for greater depth when exploring particular issues.


There are SEVEN interesting and compelling workshops this year that are sure to enhance your experience at the conference.

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DVD Launch!

Be the first to see the new Strong Spirit Strong Mind Mental Health and AUD training DVD’s by the West Australian Drug and Alcohol Office.  This office is proud to announce the production of and launch the two new DVD training resources for Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Workers. Funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, the DVDs form part of a series of resources which demonstrate culturally secure approaches to working with Aboriginal clients and their families.