Non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector: issues and options for sustainability

Drugs and alcohol Sustainability Alcohol Australia

This report presents the results of research by the Social Policy Research Centre into the governance, sustainability and funding of non- profit non-government organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector in Australia.

The research included a review of the research literature as well as key informant consultations, and aimed to identify the issues for NGOs in the sector and options for their future operation. The report is an overview of issues to assist further discussion, research, planning and action in the sector.

Key issues included: problems with workforce capacity; constraints on independence and advocacy; governance issues; and adequacy of funding.

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