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This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.
Proposes a new model drug law for New Zealand.
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people using drugs, and to their families and friends. This report presents information for 2015–16 about publicly funded AOD treatment service agencies, the people they treat,...
Amid the Philippine Government’s ongoing campaign of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and addicts, and reports that Indonesia is looking to emulate aspects of this approach, it is timely to recall similar previous anti-crime campaigns in south-east Asia.
Examining access to and the extent of engagement with the Internet in illicit drug-using populations may provide an indication of the extent to which the online illicit drug market is usurping the physical illicit drug market, according to this report.
The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria considered how the Drug Court of Victoria may deliver its services to the wider community, including a proposal for expansion to additional locations.
KPMG was engaged by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria to undertake an...
Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in early adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at age 16 as children in families that do not supply alcohol, according to this collection of studies.
This project aimed to determine whether comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography is suitable for routine use in a forensic laboratory for profiling illicit substances.
Analytical gas chromatographic methods usually rely upon a single dimension (ie single column) high-resolution capillary GC column to...
Tabled in 1977, this was the first comprehensive government report on drugs in Australia.
In the 1960s illicit drug use in Australia was raplidly increasing, leading to stricter legal penalties. By the 1970s it became clear that the legal penalties were having a limited...
Crime statistician Dr Don Weatherburn speaks with Fran Kelly about his new book Arresting Incarceration, which examines the growing trend in Aboriginal incarceration rates.
Between 1992 and 2012, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment per head of population soared by more than 50 per cent.