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There is a growing impetus for a more comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing family and domestic violence (FDV) across the broader welfare system. This includes an increased focus on prevention and the interrelationship between sectors such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), child and...
This paper examines patterns of risky driving from the late teens to the late twenties and identifies factors associated with persistence and change in risky driving tendencies.
Key findings:Rates of risky driving remained fairly stable between the ages of 19-20 and...
In 2011, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) highlighted threats to the integrity of professional sport and concluded that there was potential for organised crime to infiltrate sport in Australia, as has occurred overseas.
Data from the ACC’s 2010–11 Illicit Drug Data Report indicated that...
This report presents a preliminary analysis comparing the costs and impacts different types of law enforcement have on methamphetamine use.
Methamphetamine belongs in the class of stimulant drugs referred to as Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS). The category of ATS includes ecstasy, amphetamine and methamphetamine....
This report examines emerging trends in the use, price, purity and availability of illicit drugs.
Heroin remained the most commonly reported drug of choice for participants who inject drugs. Recent heroin use and frequency remained stable. The availability of...
This paper provides a list of key events, policy and legislative changes that have occurred in Australia between 1985 and September 2012. Events are listed by jurisdiction, at the national and state/territory level.
All events added in the last six months are highlighted in...
This paper presents a preliminary examination of the use of quetiapine (an antipsychotic drug) amongst a broader sample of people who inject drugs.
Quetiapine fumarate is an atypical antipsychotic drug which has become more commonly prescribed in Australia for certain mental health conditions in...
This paper aims to examine criminal activity among regular ecstasy users in Australia.
More specifically, this paper will:
1. Examine the prevalence of criminal activity among regular ecstasy users in Australia, from 2003- 2011.
2. Examine the extent to which drugs and/or...
This report provides a statistical overview of illicit drug arrests and seizures as well as profiling the current situation, national impact and the emerging trends and threats of illicit drugs in Australia.
The report brings together illicit drug data from a variety of sources...
This bulletin summarises data from a nationally representative survey of Australians on the legal status of drugs.
It draws an important distinction between what Australians think about “legalisation” versus “decriminalisation”, and what Australians think about different types of drugs (four drugs are compared: cannabis,...