Drug policy

Australian police diversion for cannabis offences: Assessing program outcomes and cost effectiveness

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Police diversion is one of Australia’s most utilised interventions for drug offenders. Yet fuelled in large part by methodological deficits there remain key gaps in knowledge about the outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of such approaches.

Project Status: 
Completed

Drunk, high or sober: How do alcohol and illicit drug prices affect young Australians' plans for Saturday night?

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Many young people regard alcohol and illicit drugs as part of the repertoire of products that facilitate socialising through intoxication. This has become a pressing public policy issue because the practice costs society dearly.

Project Status: 
Completed

Treatment pathways from the client’s perspective: informing a better match between service provision and service need

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The NSW Ministry of Health is leading a project to develop a national population based model for drug and alcohol service planning, known as the National Drug and Alcohol Clinical Care and Prevention Modelling Project (DA-CCP).

Project Status: 
Completed

Using evidence to evaluate Australian drug trafficking thresholds: Proportionate, equitable and just?

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Most Australian states and territories have adopted drug trafficking thresholds which specify quantities of drugs, over which it is presumed an offender has committed an offence of ‘drug trafficking’, rather than ‘possession for personal use’.

Project Status: 
Completed