Newsletters, Submissions, Research and other Information. 



Newsletters, Submissions, Research and other Information. 

CAYLUS Newsletters

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2010 (5MB)

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2009 (2.9MB)

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2007 (2MB)

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2006 (3.6MB)

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2004 (1.3MB)

• CAYLUS 'Link Up' Newsletter 2003 (3.7MB)


Evaluation of CAYLUS and Sub-Projects

CAYLUS Section of the Review of Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programs in the NT 2005, Alan Clough, Gillian Shaw and Peter d'Abbs for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (210KB)

• CIRCA Research, Evaluation of CAYLUS for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing 2007 (826KB)

Evaluation of CAYLUS Youth Program Provision under the Indigenous Justice Program, Feedback Report Bowchung Consulting 2013 (138KB)

Evaluation of the CAYLUS Youth Worker Brokerage, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) 2016 (3.7MB)

Stronger Communities for Children Evaluation Utopia Community Report  (4.8MB)

• Investing in the Future- The impact of youth programs in remote central Australia: a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis

Low aromatic Fuel, Research, Resources & info

• Opal Brochure (95K)

2005 Opal Cost Benefit Analysis Report (629K)

• Opal Vehicle testing Fact Sheet (40K)

• Opal Sticker (375K)

History of the Opal Alliance (2.5MB)

• 2009 Menzies Evaluation of LAF (105K)

2019 UQ Evaluation of LAF (105K)

Review into the Operation of the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 (4.5MB)


Research and Evaluation

Maggie Brady - Parental Responsibility and Sniffing (30K)

• Pauline Fietz - Childhood Paper (417K)

Fietz, Pauline 2006, A Good Practice Model for Youth Program Development in Southern Central Australia (101K)

The Brain Story (powerpoint file) (817K)

• The Mt Theo Story (1999) (809K)

• The Willowra Story (89K)

• The model and achievements of the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service - Gillian Shaw (718K)

• Youth Development in Central Australia: Beyond 2012 (981K)

• d'Abbs - Brady - Government Policy Development (89K)

• d'Abbs - Maclean Report - Review of Interventions (352K)

Centre for Remote Health - Youth Programs in Central Australian Aboriginal Communities  (722KB)

Contested Domains: Regulating Responses to Volatile Substance Misuse in the Alice Springs Town Camps- Christina Marel (2.7MB)



CAYLUS Submissions

2015 Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Childcare Package) Bill 2015 (913KB)

 2005 CAYLUS Coronial Submission (789K)

 2005 Coronial Inquest Findings  (5MB)

• CAYLUS Submission to the 2005-2006 Senate Inquiry into Petrol Sniffing(580k)  

CAYLUS Submission to the 2009 Senate Inquiry into Petrol Sniffing and Substance Misuse in Central Australia (2.5MB)

• CAYLUS Submission to the 2011 Select Committee of Inquiry into Youth Suicides in the NT (167K)

2011 CAYLUS submission to the WA Coronial Inquiry into deaths at Balgo   (1.4MB)

• 2011 Balgo Coronial Inquiry Findings (418K)

CAYLUS Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 (1.6MB)

Report from Senate Inquiry into the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill2012 (462K)

Work with retailers

• Retailer Kit - Countercard (13K)

• Retailer Kit - Responsible Sale of Solvents Poster (281K)

• Retailer Kit - Responsible Sale of Solvents Resource (453K)

• Retailer Kit - Sticker (14K)

• Substitution of low toxicity varieties for standard spray paints (205K)


• FACS Child Welfare Protocol (word doc) (52K)

• FACS Notification Form (word doc) (64K)

• Volatile Substance Abuse Prevention Bill (500K)

Briefing paper on Papunya Computer Room (155K)

• Volatile Substance Misuse Prevention Initiatives - poster (694K)

• VSAP ACT Factsheet (100k)

Papunya Palya Lingku Video (link)

Information For Youth Workers

• Blue Book Youth Worker Induction (1.5mb)

Menstrual Hygiene Management

MHM Central Australia CAYLUS Low Rez (3.6mb)

MHM Central Australia CAYLUS Hi Rez (9mb)


Methamphetamine Presentations from the Alice Springs Forum, November 4, 2015

Ross Bell - Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste.pptx (1.6MB)

• Tracey Brand- A Central Australian Aboriginal Community Perspective.pptx (6.5MB)

• John Boffa - A Comprehensive Primary Health Care Approach To Ice, Alcohol and Other Drugs.pptx (8.2MB)

• Ann Roche - Workplace as a Methamphetamine Prevention and Intervention Site.pptx (2.9MB)

Ann Roche - Methamphetamine Use in Australia 2015.pptx (4.8MB)

• Nicole Lee- Breaking the Ice Methamphetamine Use in Australia and Effective Responses.pdf (11.6MB







Facebook Pages


The following screencasts were presented at the US National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum on Volatile Substance Abuse in June 2009.

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Youth Link Up Radio

Listen To The 2005 Radio Series Produced By CAYLUS

Youth Link Up Radio

Listen To The 2005 Radio Series Produced By CAYLUS

Episode 1 - 30:00

Stories From 3 Countries. Barbara Skinner (UK) Debra Dell (Canada) Maria Walmby (Australia) Spoken In English.

arbara Skinner From Solve It (UK), Debra Dell From The Youth Solvent Abuse Committee YSAC (Canada) And Maria Walmby From The Mothers Crying Out For Help (Australia) Give Accounts Of The Situation With Solvents And The Work Being Done In Their Respective Locations.

Episode 2 - 30:00

ocker River - Mark Swindells, Pauline Fietz, Samantha Daniels and Denise Brady spoken in Pitjantjatjara and English

Over the last few years Docker River (Kaltukatjara) 500kms west of Alice Springs has implemented a comprehensive youth and family program which has reduced substance abuse and improved child health. In this episode we hear from some of the key participants.

Episode 3 - 30.00

Mt Theo 1 - Peggy Brown Nampijinpa spoken in Warlpiri.

eggy Brown is one of the founders of the Yuendumu, Mt Theo Substance Misuse Aboriginal Corporation which is well known for having stopped petrol sniffing at Yuendumu 300kms north west of Alice Springs. In this episode Peggy tells the story of her involvement in the program. She also offers advice to other communities in how to take action on petrol sniffing.

pisode 4 - 30:00

t Theo 2 - Johnny Miller Japangardi (Hooker Creek) Andrew Stojanovski Jangala (Yakajirri) spoken in Warlpiri and English.

he Yuendumu, Mt Theo Substance Misuse Aboriginal Corporation (Mt Theo Program) started in Yuendumu 300 kms northwest of Alice Springs over a decade ago and has been fundamental in reducing substance misuse amongst young people in the community. Yakajirri and Hooker Creek were founders of the Mt Theo Program and in this episode talk about the program and what can be learnt from it.

pisode 5 - 30.00

t Theo 3 - Ubik Jupurrurla, Alan Dickson Jungarrayi and Jean Brown Napanangka and various community members spoken in Warlpiri and English.

n Central Australia the Mt Theo Program stands as a prime example of how remote Indigenous communities with comprehensive support can take action in relation to substance abuse. In this episode three current workers on the program recount their experiences and hear some of the speeches made at the 10th anniversary celebrations of the program in April 2004 in Yuendumu.

pisode 6 - 30.00

ntjartnama/ Tjupi Band - Elva Cook and Sammy Butcher Spoken In Arrente, Luritja and English.

lva Cook and her husband who is now deceased looked after troubled young people for many years at their family outstation Intjartnama 100kms west of Alice Springs. In this episode Elva tells the story of Intjartnama and discusses some of the current issues for services and families in Central Australia. We also hear from Sammy Butcher of Papunya. Sammy’s music with the Warumpi Band and recently Tjupi Band is well known around the world. In this episode he talks about his work and his song Piturlu Wanti (Don’t Sniff Petrol)

pisode 7 - 30.00

anada - Carol Hopkins spoken in English.

arol is the Executive Director of Nimkee NupiGawagan Healing Centre a Solvent Addictions Treatment Centre for First Nations youth in Canada. Carol is also chair of the Canadian National Youth Solvent Abuse Committee (YSAC). In this episode she talks about the situation with solvents in Canada and some of the good work that is being done.

pisode 8 - 30.00

polera Outstation - Mavis Malbunka and Mike Harries spoken in Western Arrente, and English.

avis Malbunka is an Arrente woman who looked after children with petrol sniffing and other issues at Ipolera Outstation approximately 150kms West of Alice Springs from 2004-2006. In this episode we hear from Mavis during and after this time, we also hear from Mike Harries the principal of nearby Hermannsburg school who helped set up the program.

pisode 9 - 30.00

Ilpurla (Ilamurta) - Barry Abbott, Leo Abbott and various young men. Spoken in Arrente, Pitjantjatjara, Pintubi-Luritja and English.

arry Abbott is an Arrente Cattleman who has taken in young people with substance abuse issues for over 40 years. Young men who stay with Barry are given a chance at a new life. In this episode we hear about Barry and his families work.

pisode 10 - 30.00

erspectives on Solvents work in Canada - Leo Abbott, Jean Brown, Robert McMahon spoken in Western Arrente, Warlpiri and English.

n March 2005 Leo Abbott (Ilpurla) and Jean Brown (Mt Theo) travelled with CAYLUS staff to attend a conference in Canada and visit some of the Solvent Addictions Treatment programs being run for first nations youth. In this episode Jean and Leo talk about the work being done in Canada and contrast it with the work they are doing in Central Australia. We also hear from Robert McMahon a long-term worker at the White Buffalo Treatment Centre in Sturgeon Lake Canada.

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