‘Complete lack of political courage’: as NSW drugs war rages, expert renews decriminalisation push reports The Guardian

‘Complete lack of political courage’: as NSW drugs war rages, expert renews decriminalisation push reports The Guardian
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Just in case you needed to know another set of reasons why the cannabis vote has been so high. This story might be about meth but as we all know ,except the NSW politicians, is that those in the business of black market products the sellers don’t really distinguish. They are in the game of making a profit The author of a landmark report into drug addiction in New South Wales believes the government’s “tough on crime” approach to a spate of shootings is destined to fail unless it dramatically overhauls funding for rehabilitation and treatment. More than two years since Prof Dan Howard handed over the findings of his special commission into crystal methamphetamine, also known as “ice”, the state government is still yet to respond to its recommendations. 72.-Surry-Hills-Community-Drug-Action-Team-received-31-January-2019 Commissioned by former premier Gladys Berejiklian after a spate of drug-related deaths, the four-volume report followed 14 months of investigations and called for a sweeping overhaul of drug laws in the state. It slammed the criminalisation of drug users as a “profound flaw” in the NSW justice system and recommended the complete decriminalisation of drug possession in the state. The attorney general, Mark Speakman, had previously committed to responding to the recommendations by the end of 2021 and, before that, by the end of 2020. Speakman told the Guardian the recommendations remain under “active consideration”. The government last week announced another increase in police powers after a spate of shootings in Sydney’s west and Howard, a former NSW deputy senior crown prosecutor, is losing patience. “There has been a complete lack of political courage and leadership in this regard,” he said. Read full story https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/24/sydney-shootings-need-more-than-a-tough-on-approach-expert-warns

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