Alcohol & Drugs

Survey on the deterrent effects of drug law enforcement being run by UNSW

The Australian government expends an estimated $1.7 billion on responding to illicit drugs every year, with policing comprising 64% of this expenditure. One core assumption underpinning this investment is that police can deter, discourage or prevent drug offending. It is argued that drug laws and enforcement of those laws will reduce involvement in drug use and trafficking. But, there remains very limited research into the extent or nature of deterrent effects. One cause of this gap is methodological.


WGAR News: Maintain Court's discretion - Therapy not "throw away the key": APO NT [Alcohol & Drugs]

Newsletter date: 18 July 2013


* APO NT: Maintain Court's discretion - Therapy not "throw away the key" [Alcohol & Drugs]
* NIRS: Six month review for NT [Alcohol] treatment policy
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill

* NACCHO alert NIDAC: The report on the consultations of the National Aboriginal Peoples' Drug Strategy

* Catherine Liddle, NITV News: Campaign launched to reduce diabetes among Indigenous Aussies

* NIRS: WA Gov't flags community collaboration on suicide