Tom Sullivan


What are the monetary returns of investing in programs that reduce demand for illicit drugs?

The aim of this study is to estimate the return on investment for demand reduction strategies targeting illicit drug use. The authors reviewed the literature to identify benefit–cost analysis studies (producing benefit–cost ratios) conducted on programs in Australia and overseas that have, at least in...

Drug use monitoring in Australia: drug use among police detainees, 2021

Established in 1999 by the Australian government, the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program collects drug use and criminal justice information from police detainees at watch houses and police stations across Australia. This publication reports on data for 2021.

Homicide in Australia 2019–20

The National Homicide Monitoring Program is Australia’s only national data collection on homicide incidents, victims and offenders. This report describes the 261 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Deaths in custody in Australia 2019-20

The National Deaths in Custody Program has monitored the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention in Australia since 1980. In 2019-20 there were 113 deaths in custody. This report contains detailed information on these deaths and compares the...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia.