Appendix 3

Public hearings and witnesses

Public hearings during the 44th Parliament

Monday 27 July 2015 – Melbourne

Victoria Police

Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana APM, Assistant Commissioner (Crime Command)

Penington Institute

Mr John Ryan, Chief Executive Officer

Private Capacity

Ms Jennifer Bowles

Ice Meltdown Project

Mrs Susan MacManus, Secretary

Ms Megan Waddell, Secretary

Mrs Denise Krawczyk, Member

Mrs Debbie McDonough, Member

Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association

Mr Sam Biondo, Executive Officer

Mr David Taylor, Policy Officer

University of Melbourne

Associate Professor John Fitzgerald

Melbourne City Mission

Ms Deborah Fewster, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations

Ms Sonia Chudiak, Senior Manager Homelessness and Justice Services

The Australian Psychological Society Limited

Dr Louise Roufeil, Chief Executive Officer


Tuesday 28 July 2015 – Mount Gambier

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

Professor Ann Roche, Director

South Australia Police

Superintendent Trevor Twilley

Detective Superintendent Graham Goodwin, Officer in Charge, Serious Organised Crime Branch

FamilyVoice Australia

Dr David Phillips, National Director

Mr Damian Wyld, National Policy Officer

South East Local Government Association

Mr Richard Sage, Vice President

Anxiety Disorders Association South East

Mrs Helen Williams, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

SA Health

Ms Jennifer Cruise, Mental Health Clinician, Community Mental Health, South East Region

Country Health South Australia

Ms Sally Neumann, Clinical Services Coordinator, Emergency Department

South Australia Ambulance Service

Mr David Dewar, Intensive Care Paramedic, Clinical Team Leader

Families of Addicts Support Group

Mr Maurie Judd

Ms Evelyn Gordon

South Australian Network of Drug & Alcohol Services

Mr Michael White, Executive Officer


Ms Helene Nielsen, Assistant Executive Manager


Wednesday 29 July 2015 – Liverpool

NSW Police

Deputy Commissioner Naguib (Nick) Kaldas, Field Operations

Superintendent Peter Lennon, Commander, Fairfield LAC

Superintendent James Johnson, Commander, Green Valley LAC

Chief Superintendent Peter Gillam, Commander, Liverpool LAC

Superintendent Wayne Murray, Commander, Cabramatta LAC

AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

Mr Nicolas Parkhill, Chief Executive Officer

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)

Ms Linda Forbes, Manager, Policy and Communications

Living Positive Victoria

Mr Brent Allan, Chief Executive Officer

National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA)

Mr Anthony Maynard, Treataware Project Officer

NAPWHA and Positive Life NSW

Mr Craig Cooper, Secretary/Treasurer and CEO

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Dr Lucy Burns, Associate Professor

The Salvation Army

Mr Gerard Byrne, Recovery Services Clinical Director

Ms Kathryn Wright, Territorial Drug & Alcohol Director

Private Capacity

Dr Jann Karp PhD

Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

Dr Alex Wodak, President

Ted Noffs Foundation

Mr Mark Ferry

Hepatitis NSW

Mr Stuart Loveday, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alistair Lawrie, Policy and Engagement Manager

Australian Industry Group

Mr Stephen Smith, Head of National Workplace Relations Policy

Ms Nicola Street, National Manager, Workplace Relations Policy

St Vincent's Health Australia

Associate Professor Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, Alcohol & Drug Service, St Vincent's Hospital Network


Thursday 30 July 2015 – Caboolture

Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Ms Rebecca MacBean, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Jody Wright, Executive Officer of Drug Arm

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Inc

Mr Mark O'Reilly, Principal Legal Officer

Cape York Partnership

Mr Brian Stacey, Head of Policy

Dr Pendo Mwaiteleke, Senior Policy Officer

Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Dr Mark Wenitong, Senior Medical Officer

Metro North Mental Health, Metro-North Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Service, Queensland Health

Mr Jeff Buckley, Principal Consultant, Statewide Clinical Support Services

Mrs Emma Armitage, Allied Health Manager

KYC Consultancy & KYC Trust - (Kidz Youth Community)

Ms Kim Reid, Executive Director

Mount Isa Community Yarning Circles

Ms Stephanie King

Ms Leanne Shaw

Bond University

Dr Terry Goldsworthy, Assistant Professor - Criminology Department

Dr Laura McGillivray, Teaching Fellow


Wednesday 12 August 2015 – Canberra

Private Capacity

Mr Michael Palmer AO APM


Wednesday 9 September 2015 – Canberra

Burnet Institute

Professor Paul Dietze, Head of Alcohol and other Drug Research, Centre for Population Health; Burnet Principal for Alcohol, other drugs and harm reduction

Australian National University

Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin

Australian Government (Department of Health)

Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, National Program Delivery

Dr Lisa Studdert, First Assistant Secretary, Population, Health and Sport


Wednesday 14 October 2015 – Canberra

Attorney-General's Department

Mr Iain Anderson, First Assistant Secretary, Criminal Justice Division

Australian Border Force

Mr Stephen Lancaster, Assistant Commissioner, Investigations

Australian Crime Commission

Mr Chris Dawson APM, Chief Executive Officer

Australian Federal Police

Mr Ian McCartney, National Manager, Organised Crime and Cyber

Dr Simon Walsh, A/g National Manager, Specialist Operations

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Mr Paul Jevtovic, Chief Executive Officer

St Vincent's Health Australia

Associate Professor Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service

Professor Gordian Fulde, Director, Emergency Medicine


Wednesday 11 November 2015 – Canberra

Australian Federation of Employers and Industries (AFEI)

Mr Garry Brack, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Jill Allen, Director, Policy and Research


Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Canberra

Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform

Mr William Bush, Member

Mr Peter Taylor, Member

Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)

Ms Annie Madden, Executive Officer


Wednesday 2 December 2015 – Canberra

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Dr Sally McCarthy, Councillor, Council of Advocacy Practice and Partnerships

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton, Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Innovation

Dr Andrew Gosbell, Director of Policy & Research, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Associate Professor David Mountain, Federal Council Emergency Physician Representative


Public hearings during the 45th Parliament

Friday 24 March 2017 – Canberra

Tasmania Police

Assistant Commissioner Glen Frame, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations)

Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania

Ms Debra Rabe, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Jacqueline Hallam, Policy and Research Officer

Holyoake Tasmania Inc

Ms Sarah Charlton, Chief Executive Officer

Department of Health

Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health

Mr David Laffan, Assistant Secretary, Population Health and Sport Division, Drug Strategy

Mr Jaye Smith, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Population Health and Sport Division, Drug Strategy

Attorney-General's Department

Ms Catherine Hawkins, First Assistant Secretary, Criminal Justice Policy and

Programmes Division

Australian Federal Police

Commander Bruce Hill, Manager, Organised Crime

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Mr Col Blanch, Executive Director, Intelligence

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Dr John Moss, National Manager Intelligence


Wednesday 3 May 2017 – Perth

Western Australia Police

Mr Pryce Scanlan, Commander (Crime Operations)

Mr Lucas Ride, Senior Policy Officer

Palmerston Association

Ms Sheila McHale, Chief Executive Officer

Youth Futures WA

Mr Timothy Lanzon, Drug Education Support Worker

WA Primary Health Alliance

Ms Learne Durrington, Chief Executive Officer

Western Australian Network of Alcohol & other Drug Agencies

Ms Jill Rundle, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ethan James, Advocacy and Research Coordinator

National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Professor Steve Allsop, Director

Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin, Research Fellow

Centre for Health Services Research, University of Western Australia

Mr Craig Cumming, Research Associate

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Ms Michelle Nelson-Cox, Chairperson

Mr Shaun Wyn-Jones, Senior Policy Officer

Western Australia AIDS Council

Mr Matthew Creamer, Manager, Health Promotion

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