28 May 2018

Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice): Final report

This report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement examines the treatment and harm reduction measures that are in place in Australia to assist crystal methamphetamine ('ice') users, their families and communities. This report also considers the funding of treatment services as part of the NIAS and the decriminalisation of illicit drugs, drawing from the committee's visit to Portugal. The report noted that though many of the issues outlined in the report were outside the Committee's core law enforcement focus, the evidence before the Committee revealed a "consistent message articulated by alcohol and other drug  experts, governments, the NIT and law enforcement agencies, that is: a person's drug use is a health issue and for this reason, Australian governments and law enforcement agencies cannot arrest their way out of it".