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Land titles recognise work of Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service
15/11/2000 10:30 AM
The State Government has recognised the valuable work of the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service (NASAS) by presenting it with the freehold titles to a block of land in Royal Street, Perth.
In officially handing over the five titles from the Aboriginal Lands Trust (ALT) to NASAS, Aboriginal Affairs Minister
Dr Kim Hames said the land would allow NASAS to cement its future.
“NASAS intends building new premises on this block as part of its aim to expand and develop the valuable service it provides to Aboriginal people,” Dr Hames said.
“The destructive nature and long-term effects of alcohol and substance abuse in our society are well known.
“Mainstream programs for treating and preventing such problems are not always effective when applied to Aboriginal people, and that is where the NASAS service steps in.
“NASAS plays a vital role in the Aboriginal community and is always looking for ways of building on the excellent service it provides.”
Sandy Gater on 9424 7455
AAD: Ken Suttie on 9235 8067