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ACT UP on drugs… policy

In September of this year the Department of Health announced a public consultation as part of the development of a new national drugs strategy.

In our submission we urged the Department of Health to commit to policies based on harm reduction principles and focused on the welfare, health, and human rights of people who use drugs. We noted the many harms that punitive, prohibition-based approaches to drugs have caused and strongly opposed continuing the counterproductive application of the criminal law to what is, fundamentally a social and health issue.

If you would like to read our submission to the public consultation in full you can download a pdf here.