House of Representatives Committees

Where to next?: a discussion paper: Inquiry into substance abuse in Australian communities

Full discussion paper (PDF 2,609KB)

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Front section (PDF) (includes Foreword, Committee membership, Terms of reference and Executive summary)

Chapter 1 (PDF) - Introduction

Chapter 2 (PDF) - Overview

A short history of Australia's national drug strategy
Overview of substance abuse in Australia
Conduct of inquiry to date

Chapter 3 (PDF) - Family relationships

Introduction
The need for support
Support provided by governments
Support provided by non-government organisations
Involving families
School drug education
Treatment
Conclusion Chapter 4 (PDF) - Health care
Introduction
Costs and burdens
Responses
Commonwealth
Non-government organisations
Issues
Service delivery
Management
Community attitudes
Summary

Chapter 5 (PDF) - Crime, violence and law enforcement

Introduction
Links between substance abuse and crime
Not a war on drugs
Tough on drugs
Summary

Chapter 6 (PDF) - Road Trauma

Introduction
Drink driving
Drug driving
Conclusion

Chapter 7 (PDF) - Workplace safety and productivity

Introduction
Health and safety in the workplace
Loss of productivity
Improving workplace safety and productivity
Conclusion

Appendix A (PDF) - List of submissions

Appendix B (PDF) - List of public hearings and witnesses

Appendix C (PDF) - Informal consultations and inspections by the Committee

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