Reforming the system to target pushers and focus on harm reduction
Labour will put harm reduction at the centre of national drugs policy.
Labour in Government appointed a dedicated Minister of State for drugs policy and commenced the development of a new national drugs strategy.
Our plan for the next five years:
- Ensure the resources of the criminal justice system are targeted at the pushers and medical supports are focused on the victims of drug abuse
- Put the Drugs Court on statutory footing and expand its remit across the country
- Continue to support the concept of medically-supervised injecting centres
- Increase funding for local and regional drugs taskforces