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Election Survey - Tasmania 2014 - Q8

Q8 - Illicit drugs

Australia, with the highest per capita use of illegal drugs in the world, faces a mental health crisis – marijuana and amphetamine users risk depression and schizophrenia at rates significantly higher than those who do not use drugs. Teen cannabis users can damage their brains irreversibly. The "harm minimisation" policies of the past have failed because they sustain drug users in their habit. Tasmania should adopt Sweden's successful harm prevention policies that include mandatory treatment for addicts.

Would you support drug policies that focus on harm prevention, with a drug-free goal for treatment of addicts? 

Party Reply Score
Liberal Party                                                                                                    

The Liberals' plans to restore police numbers and abolish suspended sentences send a strong message to drug offenders that illicit drug use will not be tolerated.
Australian Labor Party                                                                                            

Labor recognises that drug use and drug addiction are health issues, not legal issues, and need to be treated as such, by ensuring those who are dependent on drugs, and their families, have access to appropriate rehabilitation treatment, education and counselling programs. Labor believes that people who engage in the trafficking, manufacture and sale of trafficable quantities of illicit drugs should face the full consequence of the law.

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000


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