Tasmania can lead the way with best-practice drug reform
The ATDC welcomes the report and recommendations from the New South Wales Government’s Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ (crystal methamphetamine).
Of the 109 recommendations outlined in the Inquiry report, the ATDC is particularly pleased to see recommendations for:
- Decriminalisation of personal use and possession of prohibited drugs (Recommendation 11)
- Supervised drug consumption services be provided based on local need (Recommendation 51 & 52)
- A clinically supervised substance testing, education and information service at fixed-site locations along with a trial of the outreach capacity of the service at a music festival (Recommendation 53)
- Police to cease the use of sniffer dogs at music festivals in favour of other detection methods (Recommendation 80)
Report – NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’
The Special Commission of Inquiry was tasked to report on the nature, prevalence and impact of crystal methamphetamine and other illicit ATS, the adequacy of existing measures to target these substances in NSW, and options to strengthen the response to crystal methamphetamine and illicit ATS, including law enforcement, education, treatment and rehabilitation responses.