Can Australia respond to drugs more effectively and safely?

Roundtable report of law enforcement and other practitioners, researchers and advocates - Sydney, September 2015
Mick Palmer, Alex Wodak, Bob Douglas and Lyn Stephens (Eds.)
20 March 2017

Senior police, prison officers and lawyers are standing side-by-side with drug users calling for law reform, to bring an end to killing and criminalising young Australians.

Drug-related deaths, diseases, injuries, crimes and social costs continue to rise despite more than 80,000 consumer arrests in Australia each year.

So now four former Police Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners, two former heads of Corrective Services, a former Supreme Court Judge and a former Director of Public Prosecutions have made history, putting their names to a report that says it is time for decriminalisation.

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