Alcohol and Other Drugs

Select Committee to examine alternative approaches to reducing illicit drug harm

Greens spokesperson for Alcohol and Other Drugs Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today welcomed the bipartisan support of the Legislative Council for her motion to set up a Select Committee to examine alternative approaches to reducing the harm caused by illicit drugs.

Ms Xamon said the Select Committee would inquire into other Australian state jurisdictions and international approaches to reducing harm to the community caused by drug use – including Portugal’s much heralded approach.


656. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:

I refer to the 10-year “Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015–2025” and the recently released “Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce: What the Taskforce Heard” consultation report, both of which identify the critical need for greater access to a timely response and assistance with system navigation for people with alcohol and other drug issues.


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