WANADA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18

Western Australia has a history of underfunding the critical alcohol and other drug service sector, spanning several State Government terms. As a result, community demand for alcohol and other drug services far exceeds supply.

Funding certainty is required to ensure the sustainability of a specialist sector. It is critical that an appropriate level of investment is committed to realising the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drug Services Plan 2015-25.

Noting the economic and fiscal realities which the State faces, WANADA has recommended cost-effective and interrelated initiatives which will optimise the existing system and improve sector outcomes in our WA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18.

In our WA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18, WANADA recommends that the State Government:

  • Deliver an Aboriginal alcohol and other drug residential service in the State's south, as identified in the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drug Services Plan 2015 - 2025.
  • Revise and implement an improved shared data and outcomes management system.
  • Provide $750,000 over three years to establish and support an alcohol and other drug consumer systems co-design advisory body.
  • Provide $250,000 over two years for a program to address the barriers to treatment and support due to entrenched stigma and discrimination.
  • Trial alternative funding models that ensure the delivery of the WA Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drug Services Plan 2015 - 2025.

Download pdf WANADA's WA Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18 (450 KB) .

For more information, please contact Ethan James at WANADA on (08) 6557 9400 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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