Northern Territory's

Leading Specialists in Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling Harm Minimisation Consultancy

Lighten your load and partner with us to achieve your strategic and operational goals.
Our 30+ years of expertise guarantees to deliver pragmatic, evidence-based, timely, and sustainable solutions for your governance, workforce, and strategic needs.

By investing with Pragmatic Practice, you’re investing in Quality.

We align with a paradigm of abundance, meaning we believe everyone can achieve their potential...

...and success is most likely when working with people instead of against them.

Our Specialties

Continuous Quality Improvement

Organisations are expected to continuously innovate and improve. Change, even when positive, can still be hard. We take the guesswork out of quality improvement.

Workforce Development and Training

Your workforce is your most valuable asset. Without competent and capable staff, quality service provision is a challenge. Let us help develop your people.

Employee Assistance Program

Supporting the mental health and well-being of your staff is essential for fostering positive workplace environments, healthy organisational culture, and motivated and committed staff.

Strategic and Operational Planning

Creating space to think strategically and develop operational plans can be challenging; yet one of the most important tasks for remaining resilient and relevant.

Clinical Governance


Fundamental to the success of any human service organisation are robust governance systems, processes and structures. Where-ever you are with this journey, we can help.

Our business focuses on what we know best – human service organisations, mental health, and behaviours of habit.

Welcome to Pragmatic Practice

Tamara Laing and Nicola Coalter are a values-led partnership built on collaborative, empowering, and strengths-based interactions. Having worked in and with human service organisations for over 30 years, we understand the unique strengths, challenges, and possibilities in the sector. Coupled with our academic backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, health leadership and management, and governance, you are guaranteed to receive high quality, holistic, pragmatic, and evidence-informed consultancy services.

With a particular focus on harm minimisation and working with organisations to enhance their capacity for understanding, identifying, and responding to substance use and gambling harm, we are genuinely invested in making a positive difference to our world.

We promise to listen to you and learn about your business and consultancy needs.

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