Illegal drugs

Alternate Term Label:
Illicit drugs
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Report

The relationship between drug price and purity and population level harm

This rapid review examines the relationship between price, purity and seven population level measures of drug-related harm and any differences across three drug types.
Evaluation

Review of the medically supervised injecting room

The Victorian government is trialling a medically supervised injecting room at the North Richmond Community Health site in Melbourne. The service was established for an initial two-year trial period, which will be extended for a further three years, based on the evidence gathered in the...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: NSW Government gave 'incorrect' figures on sniffer dog success rates to Parliament

The NSW Government tabled figures on the success rate of drug detection dogs in Parliament last year that NSW Police now say were "incorrect" and produced using "untested methodology".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are drug sniffer dogs incorrect 75 per cent of the time?

A statement on the Victorian Greens' website claims that drug detection dogs are incorrect 75 per cent of the time.
Report

Enforcement of drug laws: refocusing on organized crime elites

This report provides an analysis of drug trafficking and its links with organised crime based on the most current evidence and with the support of experts. It exposes the failures of current policies in addressing deep-rooted issues that feed organised crime, levels of violence and...
Submission

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.
Report

How and where police detainees obtain methamphetamine

The findings in this report suggest detainees most commonly obtained methamphetamine through closed drug markets using social supply. However, detainees with more harmful patterns of use also commonly used semi-open markets.
Report

Use of mobile phones to buy and sell illicit drugs

This study explores how police detainees in Australia use mobile phones within the illicit drug market.
Report

Fentanyl availability on darknet markets

The convergence of anonymous online illicit darknet markets (or cryptomarkets) and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, has created an efficient retail platform for illicit markets, including potent new synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
Briefing paper

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pill Testing Pilot for Drug Harm Reduction) Bill 2019: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks at legislative attempts to introduce pill testing across all Australian states and territories. It includes an overview of major stakeholder opinions on pill testing, and brief descriptions of existing pill testing programs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, the...