a. Provide independent policy advice to the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and government on a range of issues that impact on Indigenous communities and ways of addressing quality of life and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

b. Consult and liaise with relevant sectors and in particular the Aboriginal community controlled health sector on Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug related problems.

c. Provide information on funding opportunities to organisations who deliver alcohol, tobacco and other drug services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, noting NIDAC is not a funding body.

d. Inform and educate relevant sectors on Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug related problems.

e. Build and maintain partnerships across the range of sectors concerned in dealing with and addressing Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug related problems.

f. Work closely with the Federal Government, the Inter-governmental Committee on Drugs and other National Drug Strategy partners to develop and implement effective strategies, policies and programmes to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

g. Maintain effective liaison with other stakeholders, public health advisory bodies and relevant peak non-government organisations, including consumer representatives.

h. Develop a three year Strategic Plan for the Committee.

i. Report to the ANCD on the work of the Committee on a regular basis.