The Assembly is looking into proposed changes to ACT drug laws and we want to know what you think.

A select committee has been formed to examine the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 and matters relating to drug harm reduction, support services and drug education. The bill and its explanatory statement can be found here.

The Bill seeks to amend provisions of the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 to lower the penalty for simple drug offences (i.e. offences for possession of small quantities of particular drugs of dependence including MDMA, cocaine and heroin),  the same way in which simple cannabis offences are presently treated under the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989.

This survey will take between 5-7 minutes. Please answer as many questions as you can, as your feedback will be provided to the committee to help them with their inquiry into this issue.

The survey closes at midnight on 18 June 2021.

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* 1. Please select the age group you are in:

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* 2. Please select the option that best represents your work, or tell us what you do:

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* 3. The proposed Bill would decriminalise the personal possession of small amounts of certain drugs that are currently illegal. How would you rate your current level of understanding of the Bill?

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* 4. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you describe your views of the measures in the Bill, generally, when 1 = not supportive and 10 = very supportive

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* 5. Do you view illicit drug use in our community as a public health issue, or a criminal justice matter?

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* 6. Thinking about illegal drug use in the ACT, can you please rate 1 to 10 the following drugs in respect to what you think causes the most harm to our community? (i.e. 1=most harm to 10=least harm)

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a. MDMA/Ecstasy
b. Meth/amphetamines (e.g. speed, ice, meth, crystal)
c. Cocaine (e.g. coke, crack)
d. Heroin
e. LSD, acid, and other lysergic substances
f. Mushrooms and related hallucinogenics
g. Ketamine
h. Cannabis/Marijuana
i. Non-medical use of pain killers/opioids (e.g. morphine, Panadeine Forte, Nurofen Plus)
j. Non-medical use of methadone
k. Non-medical use of steroids

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* 7. What single action best describes what you think should happen to anyone found in possession of small quantities of the drug you selected as causing the most harm:

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* 8. Please rank the following categories 1 to 3 in order of importance to see investment by the ACT Government to address drug use in the ACT.

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* 9. What resources or services would you like to see provided to the community to address drug use? 

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* 10. Is there anything else you would like the committee to know about drug-related support services, education, reducing harm, or any other matter that is relevant to this inquiry? 

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* 11. Please check the box if you would like to include your contact details, in case you wish to be informed of any further follow up to the Inquiry.

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* 12. If yes was selected please complete the below fields

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