McCormack: Apply for drug funding

ACTION: The program helps bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol.
ACTION: The program helps bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol.

THE NATIONALS’ Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, is urging regional health providers to apply for funding under the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program to help combat the scourge of the drug ice, other illicit substances and alcohol abuse.

Mr McCormack said applications are now open for the third round of the program, which helps to bring the community together to develop local plans and activities to prevent and reduce the harm being caused by drugs and alcohol in their regions.

“LDAT members could include representatives from local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups and non-government organisations,” Mr McCormack said.

Applications for round three of the LDAT program close February 19.

For more information visit www.adf.org.au/ldat