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Inquiry Name:

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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Committee Name:

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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Phone No:08 9222 7400
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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Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

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03/11/201902:45 PMOffice of the Inspector of Custodial ServicesProfessor Neil Morgan LCCO Public
03/11/201903:45 PMCyrenian HouseMs Carol Daws LCCO Public
03/18/201902:45 PMMental Health Matters2Ms Margaret Doherty LCCO Public
03/18/201903:45 PMDepartment of JusticeCommissioner Hassall LCCO Public
04/08/201902:45 PMHope Community ServicesMr Mick Gearney LCCO Public
04/08/201903:45 PMRUAH Community ServicesMs Debra Zanella LCCO Public

Videos:
 Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
 Cyrenian House
 Mental Health Matters 2
 Department of Justice

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Gary Brennan received on 1 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Hon Charles Smith MLC received on 5 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Tom Marwick dated 6 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Kole Wittorff dated 8 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Kelan Wood dated 9 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 9 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Lee Hardey dated 10 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private citizen dated 10 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Joshua Perera dated 11 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private citizen dated 11 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Michael Fragomeni dated 12 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 12 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 14 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Dr Jane Anderson for the Sycamore Tree Project dated 16 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Department of Health dated 19 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen received on 19 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 23 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Dr Charles Slack dated 24 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Hope Community Services dated 26 Nov 2018
Written Submission by D Hartley for the Family Council of Western Australia received on 26 Nov 2018
Written Submission by The Australian Family Association (WA Division) received on 26 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private citizen dated 26 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen received on 26 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare dated 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Kyle Perez dated 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Michael Newman dated 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Lee Hollingsworth dated 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Loren Paul Wiener received on 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 28 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Department of Justice dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Mental Health Matters 2 dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Legal Aid Western Australia received on 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Adam Norrish dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by John Di Re dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private citizen dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 29 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Mission Australia received on 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Jamnes Danenberg received on 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia dated 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by National Drug Research Institute received on 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by The Salvation Army Australia dated 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Dr Jane Anderson for Doors Wide Open dated 30 Nov 2018
Written Submission by Australian Health Promotion Association dated 3 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Hon Robin Scott MLC received on 3 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Dr George O'Neil dated 3 Dec 2018
Written Submission by ACT Health dated 4 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Mercurio Cicchini received on 4 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia dated 4 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Murray Kinnane received on 6 Dec 2018
Written Submission by WA Bar Association dated 21 Dec 2018
Written Submission by Palmerston Association dated 9 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Tomas Fitzgerald received on 11 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Cr Jai Wilson received on 16 Jan 2019
Written Submission by RUAH Community Services dated 17 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Cyrenian House received on 17 Jan 2019
Written Submission by WANADA dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by WA Primary Health Alliance dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Public Health Association Australia dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by National Health and Medical Research Council dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Dr Martin Whitely - Curtin University received on 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Dr Erin Kelty - School of Population and Global Health (UWA) dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Inspector of Custodial Services dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Alcohol and Drug Foundation dated 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Craig Cumming - School of Population and Global Health (UWA) received on 18 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Killian Harty dated 19 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Western Australia Police Force dated 21 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Australian Psychedelic Society Inc. dated 30 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Students for Sensible Drug Policy - Edith Cowan University received on 30 Jan 2019
Written Submission by Private Citizen dated 7 Nov 2019

Related Transcripts of Evidence:


Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:

• Related Document: Letter from Mental Health Commission 18 January 2019