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Illicit drug manufacture



Drug trafficking in the Pacific Islands: the impact of transnational crime

The Pacific 'drug highway' has spilled over into domestic markets for illicit drug consumption and production in the Pacific Islands region. This analysis identifies the key trends and dynamics driving the drug market in the Pacific and the implications for societies, traditional power structures and...

Dalgarno Institute submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Communication Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse

This document presents the Dalgarno Institute submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Communication Campaigns Targeting Drug and Substance Abuse.

Illicit drug data report 2017-18

In its 16th year, the Illicit Drug Data Report 2017–18 (IDDR) provides an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia. It continues to inform policy and operational decisions across government, industry and the not-for-profit sector and focuses efforts to reduce the impact of illicit drugs...

Transnational organized crime in Southeast Asia: evolution, growth and impact

This report represents the most comprehensive study of organized crime in Southeast Asia by the UN in over five years. The report finds that recent law enforcement suppression efforts in some parts of the region and neighbouring regions have changed trafficking patterns. However, some criminal...

Taking stock: a decade of drug policy

This report evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the United Nations (UN), complemented with peer-reviewed academic research and grey literature reports from civil society.

Methamphetamine contamination: Housing New Zealand’s response

This report discusses Housing New Zealand’s past approach to methamphetamine contamination in its properties.

Illicit drug data report 2016-17

This report shows that drug markets in Australia remain resilient, with enduring demand for illicit drugs, particularly illicit stimulants - a clear sign that the 'war on drugs' will never work and a more rational, health-based approach is required from law enforcement agencies and political...

Methamphetamine contamination in residential properties: exposures, risk levels, and interpretation of standards

The extensive publicity surrounding methamphetamine contamination, along with exaggerated claims about the health risks posed by living in dwellings where residues of the drug can be detected, has led to considerable concern especially amongst tenants, landlords, and potential home buyers and property investors.

Police detainee predictions on future Australian illicit drug market influences

Predicting market influences supports government, law enforcement and health sectors to proactively develop strategies to address future challenges in the Australian illicit drug market.

Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice): final report

The purpose of report is to examine the treatment and harm reduction measures that are in place in Australia to assist crystal methamphetamine ('ice') users, their families and communities.

Australian drug trends 2017

The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is intended to serve as a monitoring system, identifying emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets.

Commonwealth law enforcement international engagement methamphetamine disruption strategy

This strategy provides a framework for the Australian government’s international engagement to encourage interdepartmental cooperation towards disrupting the supply of crystal methamphetamine and its precursors into Australia.

Illicit drug data report 2015-16

This report shows the international mail stream continues to account for the greatest proportion of the number of illicit drug detections at the Australian border.

Australian drug trends 2016

Summary The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is a national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets. The IDRS consists of three components: interviews with people who inject drugs regularly (PWID); interviews with key...
Conference paper

Methamphetamine contamination in homes – contamination and risk levels

Methamphetamine contamination has the potential to be present in residential and commercial buildings as a result of illicit manufacture and drug use, in particular smoking. The illicit manufacture of methamphetamine and the smoking of methamphetamine results in the generation and deposition of drug aerosols/residues on...

National ice action strategy

Ice use in Australia is a complex problem, and deeply concerning. In April 2015, the Commonwealth government established a National Ice Taskforce to report on actions needed to address increasing ice use in Australia. This strategy has been prepared by the taskforce.

Final report of the National Ice Taskforce 2015

The National Ice Taskforce was established on 8 April 2015 to advise the Government on the impacts of ice in Australia and drive the development of a National Ice Action Strategy. The Taskforce presented its interim findings to the Council of Australian Governments on 23...

Wrong track on opium

Next month's conference on Afghanistan should consider a novel scheme to neutralise the impact of soaring opium production, argues Hamish McDonald.