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Election Survey - Western Australia 2013 - Q5

Q5 - Alcohol and other drugs

There is widespread community concern about the harm done by alcohol and other drugs. Binge drinking can lead to violence and permanent impairment in unborn babies. Illicit drugs can cause road and other accidents, violence, mental impairment and illness and other harm to individuals, families and society. The WA government needs to send a clear message about this harm through tightened drug laws, and support effective recovery programs.

Would you support the retention and enhancement of strong WA drug laws? 

Party Reply Score

WA Labor Party

WA Labor is committed to maximising the numbers of sworn police officers on the beat to allow for early intervention in hotspots where alcohol related violence occurs.

We are also committed to support the agencies dealing with the causes of alcohol and other drug abuse.

WA Labor's policy on Liquor Reform included increasing the powers of the Director of Liquor Licensing to target venues with a record of violent incidents. For more detail see www.markmcgowan.com.au


Liberal Party

A re-elected Liberal Government will continue to allocate significat resources to the alcohol and other drug sector. It will continue its focus on prevention, intervening before problems become entrenches, effective law enforcement approaches, and effective treatment and support services.

Family First Party                                                                                                    

Yes definitely.
The Greens 

Definitely not.

The Nationals



Australian Christians                                                                                               

Our drug, alcohol and tobacco policies are found on our love and care for our fellow citizens. The Government is duty bound to care for the wellbeing of individuals who are suffering from addictions, and their families. Legislation should reflect community attitudes that drugs, tobacco and alcohol are harmful and dangerous. Australian Christians believes there is no scope to be wishy washy when it comes to policy making in this area. Legislation must clearly state that drugs are destructive to the individual, the family and the community. The current approach by successive governments is giving mixed messages to the next generation of Australians.


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


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