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Election Survey - Victoria 2014 - Q2


Q2 - Illicit drugs

Harm minimisation has been one of the key principles of Australia's drug strategy since 1985. Harm minimisation measures include needle and syringe exchanges, injecting rooms, heroin prescription, methadone substitution, liberal cannabis laws and drug testing kits. This strategy has largely failed because it sustains drug users in their habit. by contrast, Sweden has shown that "drug free" policies can dramatically reduce the use of illicit drugs.

Would you support changing the "harm minimisation" focus of the current national drug policy to "harm prevention" - with a drug-free goal?


Party Reply Score
 Australian Christian Party

Yes definitely.                                                                                                                                       
10
Australian Cyclists Party

No comment.

Australian Sex Party

Definitely not.

2
Democratic Labour Party

Yes definitely.

10 
Family First

Yes definitely.

10 
Greens Party

Definitely not.

2

Labor Party

Definitely not.

Labor remains committed to harm minimisation and evidence-based responses to drug use like needle and syringe programs, pharmacotherapies as well as treatment and support services.

2
Liberal-National Party

The Victorian Coalition Government is taking action to build a safer and healthier Victoria.  In January 2013, the Government released Victoria’s first whole of government alcohol and drug strategy – Reducing the alcohol and drug toll – Victoria’s plan 2013-2017.  This plan takes an evidence-based approach to reducing harm from alcohol and drugs.  It has targeted strategies in a number of areas to improve prevention and education, regulation and policing, and treatment and care.

2
Rise Up Australia

Yes definitely.

10

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



 


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