House of Representatives Committees

Road to recovery: Report on the inquiry into substance abuse in Australian communities

Terms of reference
On 14 May 2002 the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator the Hon Kay Patterson re-referred the inquiry to the committee so that it could complete the work commenced by the committee in the previous parliament.

In view of the level of community concern about the abuse of licit drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter and prescription medications, and illicit drugs like marijuana and heroin, the Committee has been asked by the Minister of Health and Ageing to report and recommend on:

The social and economic costs of substance abuse, with particular regard to:



Transcripts of public hearings including transcript for round-table on 15 and 16 August 2002

23/09/02 Canberra
16/08/02 Canberra
15/08/02 Canberra
14/06/01 Hobart
21/05/01 Canberra
02/05/01 Brisbane
20/04/01 Darwin
21/02/01 Sydney
23/11/00 Melbourne
21/11/00 Adelaide
13/09/00 Perth
14/08/00 Canberra

Media releases

Discussion paper - Where to next? - a discussion paper: Inquiry into substance abuse in Australian communities (Full discussion paper - PDF 2,609KB)
On 24 September 2001 in the last parliament (39th) the Committee tabled this discussion paper on its work on the inquiry. A copy of the full discussion paper or the Table of contents and individual chapters is also available. To view or print the PDF documents, you will require the Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe®.

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