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Update 10: 29 April 2016
News from the National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS)


Welcome to our regular update from the National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS). The NBPU TIS online resources are currently being finalised, so these weekly updates are our way of sharing information with grant recipients.  Thank you.

Consultation update:
This has been a very busy fortnight for NBPU TIS, with our big annual Ninti One organisational meeting happening in Alice Springs last week, plus NBPU TIS Manager, Desley Thompson and Liaison Officer, Allan Miller visiting a few organisations in Victoria this week.  

During last weeks meeting, Desley also skyped through to a meeting in Melbourne to promote the NBPU TIS.  Although it would have great to be in Melbourne in person at this meeting, skyping was great form of communication to the group. Feedback has been pretty good with this and we encourage others to give it go.  Desley's Skype name is "desley113" plus you can also FaceTime her through her email address. 

VACCHO - Melbourne, L-R: Trevor Pearce, Allan Miller and Louise Lyons  
National Workshop – 11th & 12th May, 2016
As you may already know, the National Workshop is nearly upon us.   We respectfully ask that CEO/GMs, Program Managers and/or Team Leaders attend this workshop on behalf of each participating organisation.  This workshop has been designed to:
  • Introduce and detail the purpose, functions and operational plan for the NBPU TIS to participating organisations and key stakeholders
  • Build a community of practice between participating organisations through creating strong networks and connections
  • Expose TIS-funded organisations and key stakeholders to the evidence base and the way it can be incorporated into their operations.
Someone from the NBPU TIS team will be contacting you today regarding the workshop.  Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at
Staff Profile: NBPU TIS Project Director

L-R: Desley Thompson, Allan Miller, Rod Reeve, David Copley
Our NBPU TIS Project Director is Rod Reeve. He is a South Australian scientist who has been leading Ninti One Limited for the last two years. Prior to moving to Ninti One, Rod worked as an international development specialist for 25 years, which took him to 42 different countries. He became a world leader in international development – and ended up managing one of the world’s biggest aid contractors for the World Bank and the UK, US and Australian governments. He says that his greatest achievement was to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality on a large 10-year Women’s Health project in eastern Indonesia (funded by DFAT). He is now applying this expertise to health systems in Australia. Rod is looking forward to meeting CEO/GMs, Program Managers and/or Team Leaders at the first workshop of the National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking in Adelaide on the 11-12 May 2016.

Contact Desley:
Direct Ph: 08 8211 0430
Mob: 0491 217 151
General inquiries:
Phone: 1800 282 624
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