Advocacy is a primary role of NADA as a peak body, representing and speaking out for our members, the non government alcohol and other drugs sector of NSW.
We build relationships with government departments, funding bodies, specialist organisations, research bodies, other peaks, and educational institutions to demonstrate our diverse and effective sector.
NADA develops policy responses and submissions based on internal knowledge and expertise from staff and Board members, as well as garnering expertise from members, stakeholders, professional bodies and individuals.
NADA leads or contributes to the development of formal collective responses with our stakeholders for greater effect. However, we also make independent submissions on matters that have the potential for significant impact on our members.
NADA provides comment on a range of issues through written submission either independently or in collaboration with other peak bodies. For more information on NADA’s policy and advocacy work or to get a copy of NADA’s submissions, contact Robert Stirling or Larry Pierce.
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Policy and advocacy updates
NADA provides its members with regular updates on our policy and advocacy activity.
Sector watch updates Keeping the sector informed on state and commonwealth funding developments
NADA produces these updates to keep its members—including staff, management committees and boards—informed about various policy and funding reviews that impact on the sector.
Meeting representation NADA staff attend meetings and consultations to represent and advocate for our members. You can review a full list of regular meetings that NADA staff and board members attend. Meeting representation 2017-18 [PDF]