First report

Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice)

6 September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-628-7

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 21KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 19KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 35KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 42KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
First report
Second report

Chapter 2 - Overview of crystal methamphetamine and its use in Australia (PDF 780KB)

What is crystal methamphetamine?
Crystal methamphetamine use in Australia
Problematic versus non-problematic use
The mental and physical effects of crystal methamphetamine
Drivers of crystal methamphetamine use
Price, purity and methods of administration
Poly-drug use
National data on illicit drug arrests and illicit drug offences recorded in Australia's criminal courts
Committee comment

Chapter 3 - Australia's drug strategies (PDF 340KB)

National Drug Strategy
The National Ice Taskforce's final report and the government response
The National Ice Action Strategy
Initial response to the National Ice Taskforce's report and the National Ice Action Strategy
Committee view

Chapter 4 - The role of law enforcement and serious and organised crime (PDF 306KB)

Commonwealth's law enforcement activities
Detections of illicit substances at Australia's border
Role of outlaw motorcycle gangs and other organised criminal groups

Chapter 5 - Law enforcement strategies to address crystal methamphetamine (PDF 252KB)

National Criminal Intelligence System
Nationally consistent unexplained wealth regime
Swift, Certain and Fair Sanctions
National review of drug diversionary programs
Control and monitoring of precursor chemicals
Eligibility criteria for aviation and maritime security identification cards
Co-operation with international partners
Limitations of law enforcement strategies

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents (PDF 81KB)
Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 81KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3419