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Inclusion of Self-Determination by First Nations Australians in Alcohol-Related Policy in the Northern Territory

1 Jun. 2022
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Inclusion of Self-Determination by First Nations Australians in Alcohol-Related Policy in the Northern Territory

Wednesday June 1 – 11am WST, 1pm EST

First Nations Australians have a strong history of developing community-controlled responses to alcohol and other drug issues. Growing evidence shows that inclusion in decisions over one’s life – self-determination – can contribute to improved wellbeing; while decisions that are imposed have detrimental impacts and contribute to the cycle of poorer health and wellbeing. This study has explored how First Nations Australians’ self-determination can be recognised and evidenced in the development of alcohol policy in the Northern Territory.

Annalee Stearne, a Nyungar woman from Western Australia, is a drug and alcohol researcher with a commitment to improving the health and social inequities faced by First Nations Australians and empowering them with the knowledge to address alcohol and other drug issues in their own communities.

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