Drugs Reform

Drugs Reform

While I would have liked to see NSW follow the ACT’s lead and embrace a more progressive response to drug law reform, I joined my NSW Cross-Party Harm Minimisation Roundtable colleagues to welcome the government’s long-awaited response to the NSW ice inquiry. It’s plainly obvious that a law and order focus for people experiencing problems with drugs is failing and we need a big shift to a health approach.

A pre-court diversion program will see low-level drug users issued with an infringement notice instead of going to court while the drug court in Sydney will be increased from one day a week to five, helping to divert more people away from criminal convictions to support services.

You can view the findings and recommendations of The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’ and the government response at > HERE.

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