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


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:17 Oct 2018
Tabling date:28 Nov 2019
Date Ended:28 Nov 2019
Committee:Select Committee into alternate approaches to reducing illicit drug use and its effects on the community
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
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.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
001Gary Brennan received on 1 Nov 2018
002Hon Charles Smith MLC received on 5 Nov 2018
003Tom Marwick dated 6 Nov 2018
004Private Citizen dated 7 Nov 2018
005Kole Wittorff dated 8 Nov 2018
006Kelan Wood dated 9 Nov 2018
007Private Citizen dated 9 Nov 2018
008Lee Hardey dated 10 Nov 2018
009Private citizen dated 10 Nov 2018
010Private citizen dated 11 Nov 2018
011Joshua Perera dated 11 Nov 2018
012Michael Fragomeni dated 12 Nov 2018
013Private Citizen dated 12 Nov 2018
015Private Citizen received on 19 Nov 2018
016Private Citizen dated 14 Nov 2018
018Dr Jane Anderson dated 16 Nov 2018
019Dr Charles Slack dated 24 Nov 2018
020Department of Health dated 19 Nov 2018
021The Australian Family Association (WA Division) received on 26 Nov 2018
022D Hartley for the Family Council of Western Australia received on 26 Nov 2018
023Private Citizen received on 26 Nov 2018
024Dr Jane Anderson for Doors Wide Open dated 30 Nov 2018
025Hope Community Services dated 26 Nov 2018
026Michael Newman dated 28 Nov 2018
027Private Citizen dated 28 Nov 2018
028Private Citizen dated 23 Nov 2018
029Kyle Perez dated 28 Nov 2018
030Loren Paul Wiener received on 28 Nov 2018
031Lee Hollingsworth dated 28 Nov 2018
032John Di Re dated 29 Nov 2018
033Adam Norrish dated 29 Nov 2018
034Private Citizen dated 29 Nov 2018
035Australian Institute of Health and Welfare dated 28 Nov 2018
036Private citizen dated 29 Nov 2018
037Mental Health Matters 2 dated 29 Nov 2018
039Legal Aid Western Australia received on 29 Nov 2018
040Department of Justice dated 29 Nov 2018
041National Drug Research Institute received on 30 Nov 2018
042Mission Australia received on 30 Nov 2018
043Jamnes Danenberg received on 30 Nov 2018
044The Salvation Army Australia dated 30 Nov 2018
046Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia dated 30 Nov 2018
047Australian Health Promotion Association dated 3 Dec 2018
048Hon Robin Scott MLC received on 3 Dec 2018
049Mercurio Cicchini received on 4 Dec 2018
050Dr George O'Neil dated 3 Dec 2018
051ACT Health dated 4 Dec 2018
052Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia dated 4 Dec 2018
053Murray Kinnane received on 6 Dec 2018
054Private citizen dated 26 Nov 2018
055Department of Communities dated 17 Dec 2018
056WA Bar Association dated 21 Dec 2018
057Palmerston Association dated 9 Jan 2019
058Tomas Fitzgerald received on 11 Jan 2019
059Cr Jai Wilson received on 16 Jan 2019
060Cyrenian House received on 17 Jan 2019
061WA Primary Health Alliance dated 18 Jan 2019
062RUAH Community Services dated 17 Jan 2019
063Australian Psychedelic Society Inc. dated 30 Jan 2019
064National Health and Medical Research Council dated 18 Jan 2019
065Public Health Association Australia dated 18 Jan 2019
066Inspector of Custodial Services dated 18 Jan 2019
067Alcohol and Drug Foundation dated 18 Jan 2019
068Craig Cumming - School of Population and Global Health (UWA) received on 18 Jan 2019
069Dr Erin Kelty - School of Population and Global Health (UWA) dated 18 Jan 2019
070WANADA dated 18 Jan 2019
071Dr Martin Whitely - Curtin University received on 18 Jan 2019
072Killian Harty dated 19 Jan 2019
073Western Australia Police Force dated 21 Jan 2019
074Students for Sensible Drug Policy - Edith Cowan University received on 30 Jan 2019
075Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer and Community Coalition received on 28 Feb 2019
077Reverend George Davies received on 10 May 2019
Diana Marr dated 26 Nov 2018
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
11 Mar 201902:45 PMOffice of the Inspector of Custodial ServicesProfessor Neil MorganYes
11 Mar 201903:45 PMCyrenian HouseMs Carol DawsYes
18 Mar 201902:45 PMMental Health Matters2Ms Margaret DohertyYes
18 Mar 201903:45 PMDepartment of JusticeCommissioner HassallYes
08 Apr 201902:45 PMHope Community ServicesMr Mick GearneyYes
08 Apr 201903:45 PMRUAH Community ServicesMs Debra ZanellaYes
15 Apr 201909:45 AMWestern Australia Police ForceCommissioner DawsonYes
15 Apr 201911:00 AMChief Psychiatrist of Western AustraliaDr Nathan GibsonYes
15 Apr 201912:45 PMDepartment of HealthDr Andrew Robertson & Dr Jessamine SoderstromYes
15 Apr 201902:00 PMMethamphetamine Action Plan TaskforceMr Ron AlexanderYes
15 Apr 201903:15 PMWANADAMs Jill RundleYes
13 May 201902:45 PMNational Drug Research InstituteProfessor Steve AllsopYes
13 May 201903:45 PMPeer Based Harm ReductionMs Angela CorryYes
20 May 201902:45 PMSycamore Tree Project/Doors Wide OpenDr Jane Anderson & Lina PughYes
10 Jun 201902:45 PMNational Drug Research InstituteProfessor Simon LentonYes
17 Jun 201909:30 AMPublic Health Association of AustraliaDr Stephen BrightYes
17 Jun 201910:45 AMMental Health CommissionMr David AxworthyYes
17 Jun 201901:15 PMAlcohol and Other Drug Consumer and Community CoalitionMs Juanita KoeijersYes
17 Jun 201902:30 PMMonash UniversityA/Professor Kate SeearYes
17 Jun 201903:45 PMEMCDDAMr Brendan HughesYes
05 Aug 201902:45 PMStudents for Sensible Drug PolicyMr Joe PanaiaYes
05 Aug 201903:45 PMRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of PsychiatristsDr Matt ColemanYes
Videos: Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services
 Cyrenian House
 Mental Health Matters 2
 Department of Justice
 Western Australia Police Force
 Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia
 Department of Health
 Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce
 WANADA
 Professor Steven Allsop
 Peer Based Harm Reduction
 National Drug Research Institute
 Students for Sensible Drug Policy
 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Cyrenian House on 11 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services on 11 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Justice on 18 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mental Health Matters2 on 18 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. RUAH Community Services on 8 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Chief Psychiatrist of Western Australia on 15 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Department of Health on 15 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce on 15 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Western Australia Police Force on 15 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. WANADA on 15 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Professor Steve Allsop on 13 May 2019
Evidence by.. Peer Based Harm Reduction on 13 May 2019
Evidence by.. National Drug Research Institute on 10 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Kate Seear, Monash University on 17 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Public Health Association of Australia on 17 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Brendan Hughes, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction on 17 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Mental Health Commission on 17 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer and Community Coalition on 17 Jun 2019
Evidence by.. Students for Sensible Drug Policy on 5 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists on 5 Aug 2019
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
Help, not handcuffs: Evidence-based approaches to reducing harm from illicit drug use28 Nov 2019
Interim Report - Extension of time22 Aug 2019