The Federal Parliament’s Joint Committee on Law Enforcement is conducting an Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine. Submissions close Friday June 10. Penington Institute’s submission highlights the need for far more resourcing of frontline health services, particularly Needle and Syringe Programs.
The submission notes that “the disparity between government spending on law enforcement compared to other measures to address drug use signals a need for rigorous economic evaluation in this area. The Australian Government Productivity Commission is best placed to thoroughly examine the effectiveness, or otherwise, of Australia’s illicit drug use policy and practice.”
It also recommends a clear framework for Australian law enforcement agencies be established that prevents exposure of any individual to the death penalty.
Our submission can be downloaded here: Joint Committee Law Enforcement Ice Submission – Penington Institute
Agencies and individuals wishing to also make a submission are welcome to utilise it.