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Inquiry into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community

Date Commenced:17 Oct 2018
Inquiry Status:Current

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Select Committee into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Alison Marie Xamon MLC
Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC
Hon. Aaron Stonehouse MLC
Hon. Michael Mischin MLC
Hon. Colin Stephen de Grussa MLC


Staff Members: Ms Irina Lobeto-Ortega, LLB, BA, GradDipLP (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Lisa Penman, LLB, BA, MEc (Advisory Officer)
Ms Tracey Sharpe (Committee Clerk)

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Fax No:08 9222 7805
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Terms of Reference:(1) A Select Committee examining alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community is established.
(2) The Select Committee is to inquire into and report on —
(a) other Australian state jurisdictions and international approaches (including Portugal) to reducing harm from illicit drug use, including the relative weighting given to enforcement, health and social interventions;
(b) a comparison of effectiveness and cost to the community of drug related laws between Western Australia and other jurisdictions;
(c) the applicability of alternate approaches to minimising harms from illicit drug use from other jurisdictions to the Western Australian context; and
(d) consider any other relevant matter.

(3) The Select Committee is to report no later than twelve months after the motion is agreed to.
(4) The Select Committee shall consist of five members; Hon Alison Xamon (Chair); Hon Samantha Rowe (Deputy Chair); Hon Colin de Grussa; Hon Michael Mischin; and Hon Aaron Stonehouse.

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