Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021


The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021.

Inquiry status:
On-going
Date started:
11 February 2021
Submissions close:
11 June 2021
Reporting date:
October 2021

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Terms of reference

Please click here to read the Inquiry’s terms of reference.

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Terms of Reference PDF (171.3 KB) Word (174.9 KB)
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Submission 59 - Jacob White - Confidential PDF (241.0 KB)
Submission 58 - Drug Free Australia Queensland PDF (9.4 MB)
Submission 57 - Ted Noffs Foundation PDF (596.4 KB)
Submission 56 - The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, ACT Branch PDF (339.9 KB)
Submission 55 - NSW Police Force PDF (1.1 MB)
Submission 54 - Dr Wodak PDF (505.7 KB)
Submission 53 - John Miller PDF (334.3 KB)
Submission 52 - JonathanC PDF (278.9 KB)
Submission 51 - Human Rights Justice Action PDF (605.3 KB)
Submission 50 - Civil Liberties Australia Inc. PDF (346.0 KB)
Submission 49 - Carers ACT PDF (471.3 KB)
Submission 48 - The Australian Medical Association (ACT) Limited PDF (1006.8 KB)
Submission 47 - National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University (NDRI) PDF (365.2 KB)
Submission 46 - Dr Adele Stevens and Suzanne Eastwood PDF (347.0 KB)
Submission 45a - Bill Stefaniak - Supplementary PDF (416.3 KB)
Submission 45 - Bill Stefaniak PDF (462.5 KB)
Submission 44 - The Salvation Army Australia PDF (4.5 MB)
Submission 43 - Directions Health Services PDF (1.0 MB)
Submission 42 - Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council PDF (527.5 KB)
Submission 41 - Confidential PDF (194.8 KB)
Submission 40 - Australian National University Drug Research Network PDF (1.3 MB)
Submission 39 - Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation & Advocacy (CAHMA) PDF (653.3 KB)
Submission 38 - Families & Friends for Drug Law Reform PDF (3.4 MB)
Submission 37 - Unharm PDF (3.0 MB)
Submission 36 - Uniting NSW.ACT. PDF (4.0 MB)
Submission 35 - Australian Psychedelic Society Canberra Chapter PDF (441.0 KB)
Submission 34 - Burnet Institute PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 33 - Australian Federal Police Association’s (AFPA) PDF (570.7 KB)
Submission 32 - Jenny Xue PDF (1.2 MB)
Submission 31a - Supplementary Statement - Drug Free Australia evidence of EMCDDA's official data for Portugal PDF (347.6 KB)
Submission 31 - Drug Free Australia PDF (5.6 MB)
Submission 30 - Karralika Programs Incorporated PDF (789.5 KB)
Submission 29 - Toora Women Inc. PDF (680.0 KB)
Submission 28 - Australian Association of Social Workers PDF (812.2 KB)
Submission 27 - Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 26 - ACT Justice Reform Group PDF (477.6 KB)
Submission 25 - Mrs. and Mr. Bingham PDF (194.8 KB)
Submission 24 - Judith Girdler and Lawrence Paul PDF (293.1 KB)
Submission 23 - ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS) PDF (337.2 KB)
Submission 22 - The Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP), UNSW Sydney PDF (534.9 KB)
Submission 21 - Marion McConnell PDF (644.4 KB)
Submission 20 - Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) PDF (479.0 KB)
Submission 19 - Alcohol and Drug Foundation PDF (492.6 KB)
Submission 18 - Erika Unsworth, Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo, Associate Professor Anna Olsen & Dr William Huang PDF (333.6 KB)
Submission 17 - Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association PDF (824.2 KB)
Submission 16 - Peter Taylor PDF (268.0 KB)
Submission 15 - ACT Government - Health Submission PDF (1.1 MB)
Submission 14 - Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drugs PDF (1.2 MB)
Submission 13 - Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) PDF (619.0 KB)
Submission 12 - Harm Reduction Australia PDF (269.6 KB)
Submission 11 - 360Edge PDF (2.3 MB)
Submission 10 - ACT Law Society PDF (537.3 KB)
Submission 09 - Canberra Community Law PDF (832.4 KB)
Submission 08 - Mind Medicine Australia PDF (1.0 MB)
Submission 07 - ACT Policing PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 06 - Alison PDF (534.1 KB)
Submission 05 - Family Drug Support PDF (612.9 KB)
Submission 04 - Meridian PDF (2.3 MB)
Submission 03 - Health Care Consumers' Association Inc. PDF (472.6 KB)
Submission 02 - Australian Lawyers Alliance PDF (354.4 KB)
Submission 01 - Joel Dignam PDF (234.7 KB)

Public hearings

8 July 2021, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

9 July 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

21 July 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

29 July 2021, 12:30pm - 4:15 pm

30 July 2021, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

View public hearings schedule and click here to read transcripts from these hearings.

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Parliamentary committee holding final hearings into Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 (27 July 2021) PDF (193.2 KB) Word (176.8 KB)
Media Release - Public hearing to discuss Canberra’s needle and syringe program (21 July 2021) PDF (167.6 KB)
Media Release - Legislative Assembly Committee opens public survey on drugs of dependence (20 May 2021) PDF (185.9 KB) Word (174.6 KB)
Media Release - First public hearings for drugs of dependence inquiry (8 July 2021) PDF (185.4 KB) Word (174.7 KB)
Media Release - Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021—new Assembly Select Committee (25 March 2021) PDF (214.5 KB) Word (177.9 KB)
Media Release - Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 - Online survey (11 June 2021) PDF (185.8 KB) Word (174.6 KB)
Explanatory Statement to the Bill PDF (217.7 KB)
Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 PDF (173.6 KB)


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.